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    George Kennan and U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

    Author and journalist Evan Thomas talked about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his “Long Telegram” with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S.…

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    The U.S. Overseas Information Program

    This film produced at the height of the Cold War shows examples of Soviet anti-American propaganda, and outlines U.S. efforts to promote American values around the globe using radio, print,…

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    Timothy Riley on 75th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

    Fulton, Missouri’s Westminster College invited Winston Churchill to speak in March, 1946--not long after the British prime minister, who guided England through World War II, was voted out of office. Townspeople welcomed…

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    World War I and the Birth of Communism in China

    Military historian Geoff Babb discussed the influence of the United States, Europe; Japan, and Russia in early 20th century China. Babb argued that the Chinese communist movement was…

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    Cold War and Civil Rights Movement

    University of Virginia Professor Kevin Gaines looked back to the Cold War era and explained how opponents of the civil rights movement associated it with communism and how similar methods…

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    The Army in Taiwan

    This Cold War-era film from the U.S. Army’s “Big Picture” series focuses on the efforts of U.S. military advisers to arm, train, and help Taiwan prepare for a potential attack by Communist…

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    Demagogue

    Biographer Larry Tye recounted the life of the late Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin. This was a virtual event hosted by the Wisconsin Book Festival.

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    Chinese Communist Espionage

    Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil talked about their book, Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer, on China’s secret operations around the world. Then, Jude Blanchette moderated…

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    Let Them Tremble

    Labor activist and longtime communist Tony Pecinovsky talked about the history of the Communist Party USA and profiled six of its leaders.

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    James Baker on Fall of Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

    Former Secretary of State James Baker discussed the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mr. Baker served in President George H.W. Bush’s administration when the guards at the wall’s checkpoints…

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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 2

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts. This program was part of an American…

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    Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiling in Berlin, Germany

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled a 7-foot statue of Ronald Reagan on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    Last Boat Out of Shanghai

    Helen Zia talked about her book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution, in which she reported on the four individuals who fled Shanghai…

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    Ronald Reagan, Communism, and Pope John Paul II

    Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, Edwin Meese, talked about the 40th president’s views on communism and his relationship with Pope John Paul II at a conference organized by the White House Writers Group. The…

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    The Road to the Wall

    Narrated by actor James Cagney, this 1962 U.S. Army film presented a critical history of Soviet communism beginning with a 1905 failed revolution up to the construction of the Berlin Wall.…

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    Longines Chronoscope with Arthur Garfield Hays

    This Longines Chronoscope interview from December 1951 focuses on the issue of McCarthyism and the threat of communism in the United States. Arthur Garfield Hays was co-founder and general counsel of…

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    Longines Chronoscope with Senator Joseph McCarthy

    This is a 1952 episode of a public affairs interview program called “Longines Chronoscope” which aired on CBS between 1951 and 1955. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) is the guest. He…

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    Hollywood Blacklist 70th Year Commemoration

    In 1947, ten prominent members of the Hollywood film industry refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee on their suspected ties to communism. They were held in…

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    Marvin Kalb on Russia and Communism

    Marvin Kalb talked about his book, The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956-Khrushchev, Stalin’s Ghost, and a Young American in Russia, on Communist Russia during 1956.

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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

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