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  • emSurprise Kill Vanishem
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    Surprise, Kill, Vanish

    Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen talked about CIA covert operations from the Cold War to the present.

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  • emThe Moscow Rulesem
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    The Moscow Rules

    Jonna Mendez, former chief of disguise at the CIA, recalled the many covert intelligence operations that she and her late husband and former CIA operative, Tony Mendez, conducted in Moscow…

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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…

    427 views
  • 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…

    290 views
  • 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.

    1,328 views
  • 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…

    189 views
  • 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…

    280 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.

    1,653 views
  • 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…

    342 views
  • emThe Spy and the Traitorem
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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…

    1,697 views
  • emDaughter of the Cold Warem
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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…

    276 views
  • 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…

    1,533 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    97 views
  • 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…

    447 views
  • 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,…

    730 views
  • 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…

    500 views
  • Harry S Truman Russia and the Cold War Part 2
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    Harry S. Truman, Russia and the Cold War, Part 2

    The annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium focused on Russia and the Cold War. Speakers discussed the post-World War II Marshall Plan, U.S. involvement in Indochina, and the build-up of the…

    256 views
  • Harry S Truman Russia and the Cold War Part 1
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    Harry S. Truman, Russia and the Cold War, Part 1

    This program from the annual Harry S. Truman Legacy Symposium focused on Russia and the Cold War. Panelists talked about the 33rd president’s relationship with British Prime Minister…

    441 views
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