Cold War Roadshow: American Experience
Tuesday, November 18 at 9 p.m.
Revisit one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history — the unprecedented barnstorming across America by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the world leader of Communism and America’s arch-nemesis, during 13 days in 1959.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev traveled the United States from coast to coast, creating a media circus and cold war roadshow as hundreds of reporters followed his every move. Americans were fascinated by the communist leader and the trip served to ease Cold War tensions — if only for a short time.