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  • 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of…

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  • Cold War Berlin
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    Cold War Berlin

    American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Lead curator Alexis Albion explained how the city came to be divided…

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  • emThe Wallem
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    The Wall

    This 1962 U.S. Information Agency film produced by Hearst Metrotone News showed the situation before the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961 and the changes in the year…

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  • Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary
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    Berlin Airlift 70th Anniversary

    From June 26, 1948 to May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union blockaded West Berlin, Germany, preventing shipments of food, heating fuel, and other necessary goods. This program marked the 70th…

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  • Open Phones with David Maraniss
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    Open Phones with David Maraniss

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss took viewer phone calls about his book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father, on his father’s experiences being blacklisted for…

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  • emThe Collapseem
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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

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  • Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports
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    Berlin Wall 1989 NBC News Special Reports

    This series of NBC News special reports covers the breaking story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. On that day a spokesman for East Berlin’s Communist Party announced…

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  • James Baker and American Diplomacy
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    James Baker and American Diplomacy

    Former Secretary of State James Baker recounted his time as the country’s top diplomat in the George H.W. Bush administration in a conversation with philanthropist David Rubenstein. The…

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  • Washington Journal Steve Vogel Discusses Cold War Espionage  Covering the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    Steve Vogel on Cold War Espionage and Covering Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Author Steve Vogel discussed Cold War espionage and his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from…

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  • Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary Part 3
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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 3

    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.

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  • Washington Journal James Baker on Fall of Berlin Wall
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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…

    277 views
  • Washington Journal Angela Stent Discusses the History  Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    Angela Stent on the History and Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Angela Stent, a Georgetown professor and author, discussed the history and building of the Berlin Wall and the events leading up to its dismantling on November 9, 1989. This program was part of an American…

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  • Washington Journal Thomas Sparrow Discusses Fall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary
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    Thomas Sparrow on Fall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary

    Deutsche Welle correspondent Thomas Sparrow spoke by phone about how the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was being observed in Berlin. This program was part of an American History TV and…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 1

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Deutsche Welle correspondent Thomas Sparrow spoke by phone about how Berliners were observing the 30th anniversary of the fall of the…

    625 views
  • emHunger Blockadeem
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    Hunger Blockade

    The U.S. Office of Military Government for occupied West Germany produced this film to tell the story of the Berlin airlift from Germany’s perspective. Originally in German, this English…

    101 views
  • emOperation Vittlesem
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    Operation Vittles

    This U.S. Air Force film nominated for an Academy Award tells the story of the Berlin Airlift, one of the opening events of the Cold War.

    143 views
  • 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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  • emCold Warriorsem
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    Cold Warriors

    Harvard University history and literature professor Duncan White looked at how Cold War propaganda was disseminated through literature in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.

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  • History of Ellsworth Air Force Base
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    History of Ellsworth Air Force Base

    John Mollison of the South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Kim Morey of the South Dakota Air and Space Foundation talked about Ellsworth Air Force Base. Established in 1941 as a training ground for B-17…

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