American Experience

Inside Khrushchev's Airplane

Clip: Season 26 Episode 7 | 3m 38s

Sergei Khrushchev documented his father's 1959 American visit from behind the lens of his camera. In this soundless video clip, we see Khrushchev and his advisors and family on his plane to America. See more in our video gallery on the "Cold War Roadshow" website.

Aired: 11/18/14

Rating: NR

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