The Tunnels

Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in… read more

Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in which he reports on how a group of people from West Berlin in 1962 were determined to dig tunnels under the Berlin Wall in the hopes of aiding those who wished to escape from East Berlin. In his book, the author notes that two American news outlets, NBC and CBS, became aware of the plan and offered to fund the creation of two tunnels in exchange for the rights to document the escapes. President John F. Kennedy, hesitant to incite a confrontation with the Soviet Union, derailed the creation of the tunnels. Greg Mitchell spoke with author Eric Jarosinski. close

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The Tunnels

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Program ID:
417497-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 14, 2017 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 23, 2017 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 14, 2017 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2017 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 23, 2017 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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