Item Details

Cold War Roadshow

PBS
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Cold War Roadshow tells the story of one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history—the unprecedented trip across America in 1959 by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the world leader of communism and America's arch nemesis. The visit was an opportunity to halt the escalating threats of the Cold War and chart a new course toward peaceful coexistence. For the American press, it was the media story of the year.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by PBS, 2014.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 15, 2017.
Contents
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (4:15); Khrushchev in the U.S. (5:34); Khrushchev's Intimidation Tactics (5:39); Negative Reactions (4:46); Khrushchev in Hollywood (6:35); Khrushchev at the Ambassador Hotel (5:34); Khrushchev and the People (9:22); Eisenhower and Khrushchev (4:19); Impact of Khrushchev's Visit (4:50); Credits: Cold War Roadshow (1:01)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2014]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
131266 Infobase
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 19 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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