Cold War


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Interviewees discuss the Cold War (1947-1991) and its coverage on television.

Highlights
Lucy Jarvis on producing the documentary The Kremlin  for NBC News
Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on arranging for Voice of America broadcasts on commercial stations during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Betty Cole Dukert on Meet the Press'  coverage of The Cold War
Sam Donaldson on how press access changed between the Vietnam and the Gulf Wars
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cold War in East Berlin
Max Schindler on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis for WRC and NBC
Who talked about this topic

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on producing Peggy Fleming Visits the Soviet Union

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on shooting a hydrogen bomb test
Wade Bingham on covering Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Indonesia in 1960
Wade Bingham on shooting an hydrogen bomb test for CBS News

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on Meet the Press'  coverage of The Cold War
Betty Cole Dukert on Fidel Castro appearing on Meet the Press
Betty Cole Dukert on Anastas Mikoyan appearing on Meet the Press

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on covering the Soviet Union for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, including a story where they explored what Russians were proud of

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on erection of the Berlin Wall
Reuven Frank on the Cuban Missile Crisis
Reuven Frank on NBC's coverage of the Bay of Pigs invasion
Reuven Frank on the NBC News documentary The Tunnel

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis for CBS News
Murray Fromson on going to Moscow to cover the Soviet Union for CBS News in 1972
Murray Fromson on what it was like to live in Moscow during the Cold War and to report for CBS News
Murray Fromson on a press conference with Leonid Brezhnev before his visit to the United States in 1973
Murray Fromson on the biggest stories he covered while he was in Moscow for CBS News

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on directing Tonight Starring Jack Paar from the Berlin Wall

Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis on producing a landmark series about the United States and the Soviet Union in the early 60s for The Nation's Future  featuring John Glenn and Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov
Lucy Jarvis on producing the documentary The Kremlin  for NBC News
Lucy Jarvis on the technical difficulties of filming inside the Kremlin and NBC destroying unused footage
Lucy Jarvis on her crew for The Kremlin  and it being NBC first major color broadcast
Lucy Jarvis on filming The Kremlin  during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on The Day After

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on the truth of the Alger Hiss story emerging in his oral history research

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on covering the Belgian Congo Crisis
Robert MacNeil on covering the rise of The Berlin Wall
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis
Robert MacNeil on covering the Cold War in East Berlin

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on a dust up between CBS News and the Eisenhower White House over a scheduled interview with then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

Newton N. Minow

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Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow on arranging for Voice of America broadcasts on commercial stations during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on covering the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis for NBC News

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on shooting the atomic bomb tests in Las Vegas for KTLA
Ed Resnick on the logistics of shooting the atomic bomb tests, which were broadcast live on KTLA
Ed Resnick on the crew of KTLA's broadcast of the atomic bomb test

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on covering the Cuban Missile Crisis for WRC and NBC

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on going to Moscow for CBS News in 1955, and on getting in with Edward R. Murrow
Daniel Schorr on interviewing Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow on Face the Nation
Daniel Schorr on covering Nikita Khrushchev's trip to the United States in 1959 for Eyewitness to History
Daniel Schorr on how CBS News portrayed Nikita Khrushchev, and on negotiating his Face the Nation interview
Daniel Schorr on being expelled by Moscow by the KGB, and on covering various stories for CBS News
Daniel Schorr on covering the construction of the Berlin Wall for CBS News, and John F. Kennedy's visit to Germany
Daniel Schorr on covering various stories in Eastern Europe in the early 1960s
Daniel Schorr on doing a CBS documentary on East Germany, and on clashing with William S. Paley

Robert Schuller

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Robert Schuller on Hour of Power  expanding into Russia and meeting Mikhail Gorbachev

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on developing The Day After

Av Westin

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Av Westin on being in Berlin when the Berlin Wall went up
Av Westin on various major news events in his career

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