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COLD WAR ROADSHOW

The Russian is coming.  To American Experience.  This was the first film that I had the pleasure of working with director Robert Stone.  The project went well and we have worked on many projects since.

This Documentary film has a great mix of archival film, some of the sources are home movies shot on 16mm Film.

Cold War Roadshow

Cold War Roadshow tells the story of one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history – the unprecedented barnstroming across America in the fall of 1959 by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the world leader of communism and America’s arch nemesis.  At the very height of the Cold War, with American schoolchildren practicing duck-and-cover drills, the man who Americans feared could incinerate them in a rain of hydrogen bombs arrived in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of President Eisenhower.  For both men, 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 blockbuster story of the year.

 

 

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