American Experience

Khrushchev's American Journey

Clip: Season 26 Episode 7 | 32m 49s  | Video has closed captioning.

In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev was the first Soviet leader to visit the United States. This archival film from the United States Information Service details Khrushchev's twelve day tour from Washington DC to New York, California, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.

Aired: 11/18/14

Rating: NR

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