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  • Cold War Museum
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    Cold War Museum

    Founder Gary Powers, Jr. gave a tour of the Cold War Museum in Warrenton, Virginia, built on a former U.S. Army communication base that was used by the National Security Agency, CIA, and…

  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

  • QA with Jeffrey Engel
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    Q&A with Jeffrey Engel

    Southern Methodist University’s Jeffrey Engel discussed his book, When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War.

  • Dtente and USSoviet Relations 19691985
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    Détente and U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1969-1985

    Author Stephan Kieninger discussed the thawing of Cold War relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, and the role played by key…

  • Apollo Program
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    Apollo Program

    Former NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He described how the Cold War influenced early space missions and the excitement over the moon landing in…

  • QA with Grace Kennan Warnecke
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    Q&A with Grace Kennan Warnecke

    Grace Kennan Warnecke, daughter of American diplomat George Kennan, talked about her memoir, Daughter of the Cold War.

  • Ronald Reagan and Cold War Politics
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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Politics

    Speakers including two former National Security Council staff members who served under Ronald Reagan discussed the 40th president’s Cold War politics. The discussion was part of a conference titled…

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    The Spy and the Traitor

    Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. According to the author, it was Gordievsky’s…

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    Daughter of the Cold War

    Grace Kennan Warnecke was interviewed at the National Press Club’s Book Fair. She talked about her book, Daughter of the Cold War, about her childhood as the daughter of diplomat and…

  • Washington Journal Elizabeth Cobbs and Mark Kramer discuss the Cold War in 1968
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    Elizabeth Cobbs and Mark Kramer on the Cold War in 1968

    Historian and documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Cobbs and Mark Kramer, program director of Harvard University’s Project on Cold War Studies, talked about the Cold War as part of C-SPAN’s “1968: America…

  • US Cold War Refugee Policy
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    U.S. Cold War Refugee Policy

    Historians Carl Bon Tempo and Maria Cristina Garcia outlined the evolution of refugee policy from the immediate post-war period through the Refugee Act of 1980, which amended several laws…

  • Cold War Considered
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    Cold War Considered

    A panel of speakers including Polish Senator Anna Maria Anders and former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus considered how the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II…

  • Cold War Recollections
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    Cold War Recollections

    Former Czech Republic President Václav Klaus offered his thoughts about the Cold War politics and personalities of the Reagan era, and his assessment of their historical importance. This was from a…

  • President Truman and Cold War Espionage
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    President Truman and Cold War Espionage

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Lee Lacy and Truman Presidential Library and Museum archivist Sam Rushay discussed Cold War espionage and counterintelligence during the Truman…

  • U2 CIA Spy Plane Pilot in Soviet Prison
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    U-2 CIA Spy Plane Pilot in Soviet Prison

    Francis Gary Powers, Jr. talked about his father, CIA pilot Gary Powers, and his experiences being held in prison for 22 months after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the former Soviet Union on May 1,…

  • Washington Journal Liza Mundy Discusses the History of Code Breakers During World War II the Cold War
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    Liza Mundy on History of Code Breakers During World War II and Cold War

    Liza Mundy discussed her Smithsonian article looking at the women code breakers and their impact on World War II and the Cold War. This program is part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting…

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    NATO, Background to Berlin

    This 1962 film documents the city of Berlin from the end of World War II to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Produced by the NATO Information Service, the film details the Soviet…

  • President Reagans Cold War Strategy
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    President Reagan's Cold War Strategy

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel discussion on President Ronald Reagan’s Cold War strategy, with a focus on how his “peace through strength” philosophy helped reduce strategic nuclear…

  • Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Years Day Messages
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    Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev New Year's Day Messages

    President Ronald Reagan addressed the citizens of the Soviet Union about the nature of the American holiday season, the treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union and the…

  • President Reagans Visit to West Berlin
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    President Reagan's Visit to West Berlin

    American Forces Network (AFN-TV) presented coverage of President Reagan’s 1987 trip to West Berlin to mark the 750th birthday of the city. The broadcast begins by summarizing the Post-World War II…

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