245 00|a Sputnik declassified.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2007.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 11/06/08.

500 __|a Title from web site description.

520 __|a The world changed 50 years ago, on October 4, 1957, when the U.S. public heard the shocking news that the Soviet Union had successfully launched the first satellite, Sputnik I. Why didn't the U.S. beat the Soviets in this first crucial round of the space race? NOVA reveals an astonishing behind-the-scenes story of the politics and personalities that collided over the earliest efforts to get America into space, long before the founding of NASA. Anticommunist witch-hunts drove some of the nation's most talented rocketry pioneers out of the country even as we welcomed Wernher von Braun and his former Nazi colleagues. With help from Walt Disney, von Braun's vision of future space travel swiftly captivated U.S. TV watchers. But even as he became the first media star of the Space Age, von Braun's attempts to build space probes were hobbled by inter-service rivalries. In "Sputnik Declassified," NOVA details the previously untold story of the technological and political missteps that made the U.S. lose out to the Soviets' beeping electronic basketball. 60 minutes.

521 __|a Middle school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

650 _0|a Sputnik satellites.

650 _0|a Space race |z United States |x History |y 20th century.

650 _0|a Space race |z Soviet Union |x History |y 20th century.

710 2_|a WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

710 2_|a PBS

730 0_|a Nova (Television program)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sputnik/