Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

CNN Helps Students Experience the Cold War

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

CNN Helps Students Experience the Cold War

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After three years in production, with more than 500 eyewitness interviews and one million feet of film footage, CNN presents Cold War, a 24-hour landmark television documentary, and its studio companion Cold War Postscript. An important historical record made possible by the Freedom of Information Act and the recent opening of Soviet archives, Cold War will allow students to experience the past through primary source interviews and information from both sides of the Iron Curtain.

From Yalta to the Cuban Missile Crisis; Kennedy and Khrushchev; the space race to Vietnam and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Cold War will feature never-before-seen footage from the period, new historical evidence along with interviews of both dignitaries and everyday people who were eyewitnesses to Cold War events.

Immediately following each episode, Cold War Postscript will take a small slice of the event, trend or decision detailed in the documentary and report in detail what was understood back then and how it continues to affect the world today. …

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