Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War: Season 1, Episode 2

Turning Up the Heat (23 Nov. 2011)

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Maxim Matusevich ...
Himself - Professor of World History, Seaton Hall University
Kenneth Osgood ...
Himself - Author of 'Total Cold War'
Steve Bittner ...
Himself - Professor of Russian / Soviet History, California State University
Nick Rutter ...
Himself - Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
David Welch ...
Himself - Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War, University of Kent
Luis Van Isschot ...
Himself - Post-Doctoral Studies, City University of New York
Margaret Peacock ...
Herself - History Professor, University of Alabama
George White ...
Himself - Professor of US Foreign Policy to Africa, City University of New York
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Michael Kanev ...
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Daniel Matmor ...
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Michael Rhoades ...
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Martin Roach ...
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In the mid 1950s, much of the direct battle between the US and the Soviet Union was not through contact, but non-contact, namely not allowing anything that represented the other to enter the country. As such, the Soviet regime banned something they thought was uniquely American: jazz music. But the new Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, wanted to show the world that his country was not as repressive as many in the west believed. So he hosted the World Youth Festival in Moscow in 1957, inviting youth from around the world to have a basically western styled party. This opened the floodgates of Soviet youth being exposed to western trappings, including jazz music, which he could not suppress in its entirety following. Over the subsequent few years, this would lead to greater contact between the Soviet and US political leaders - much of it through sanctioned nationalistic trade shows - culminating in a propaganda war over of all things the washing machine. Another battleground was the ... Written by Huggo

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