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  • 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…

    880 views
  • emNATO Background to Berlinem
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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    638 views
  • 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.

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  • 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,…

    330 views
  • Memoir by Diplomat George Kennans Daughter
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    Memoir by Diplomat George Kennan's Daughter

    Grace Kennan Warnecke, daughter of diplomat George Kennan, discussed her memoir, Daughter of the Cold War. During the talk, Warnecke outlined her time growing up overseas before, during,…

    467 views
  • Grove Park Inn and the Cold War
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    Grove Park Inn and the Cold War

    The federal government selected Asheville’s Grove Park Inn to house the nine Supreme Court Justices and the Judiciary Branch during the Cold War. Tracey Johnston-Crum, Grove Park Inn’s director of public…

    216 views
  • emThe Pueblo Incidentem
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    The Pueblo Incident

    Professor Lerner discussed his book, The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy, published by the University Press of Kansas. The USS Pueblo was an aging cargo ship refurbished to serve…

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  • emThe Taking of K129em
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    The Taking of K-129

    Josh Dean talked about his book The Taking of K-129, in which he recalls the CIA’s Project Azorian, an approximately $800 million covert operation to recover a sunken Soviet submarine. The Soviet…

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  • emGorbachevem and emThe House of Governmentem
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    Gorbachev and The House of Government

    William Taubman talked about his book Gorbachev: His Life and Times, about the life of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He was joined by Yuri Slezkine, history professor at the University…

    692 views
  • emThe Air Force Missile Missionem
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    The Air Force Missile Mission

    Appearing in his Beverly Hills home library, Academy Award-winning actor and World War II bomber pilot James Stewart uses models, animation and archival film to describe how the U.S. Air…

    440 views
  • emLet Us Liveem
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    Let Us Live!

    This U.S. Army film tells the story of refugees fleeing Soviet-occupied East Germany through Berlin to West Germany at a time when an estimated 20,000 Germans were crossing the border each…

    320 views
  • Special Forces in Cold War Berlin
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    Special Forces in Cold War Berlin

    James Stejskal talked about the classified U.S. Army Special Forces detachments that were stationed in Berlin, Germany, for over 30 years. He is author of Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold…

    2,183 views
  • Nixons Cold War Detente Strategy
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    Nixon's Cold War Detente Strategy

    Former National Security Council member Sven Kraemer talked about President Richard Nixon’s Cold War détente strategy. Mr. Kraemer is the author of Inside the Cold War From Marx to Reagan:…

    336 views
  • emThe Cold Warem
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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

    1,074 views
  • emA Brief History of the Cold Warem
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    A Brief History of the Cold War

    Lee Edwards talked about his book, A Brief History of the Cold War. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.

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  • USChina Competition During the Cold War
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    U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War

    Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author…

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  • Cold War Educational Film
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    Cold War Educational Film

    Professor Karen Rader talked about mid-20th century educational films used to teach students about nuclear warfare and science. During the Cold War, policymakers feared the U.S. population…

    850 views
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