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Cold War Roadshow, Chapter 1

Clip: Season 26 Episode 7 | 8m

In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet premier to visit the United States. Both Khrushchev and President Dwight Eisenhower hoped the visit would ease Cold War tensions between their two nations. "Cold War Roadshow" premieres November 18, 2014 on American Experience PBS.

Aired: 11/18/14

Rating: NR

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