Power Trip: The Story of Energy

Nixon vs. Khrushchev: The Kitchen Debate

Clip: 04/27/2020 | 1m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

Capitalism and communism clashed in the middle of a model kitchen in 1959. US President Richard Nixon and the Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev engaged in an awkward, impromptu debate during an Exhibition. Khruschev decried the modern conveniences powered by modern energy that made women’s lives easier. The so-called “Kitchen Debate” was a famous episode in the cold war.

Aired: 04/27/20

Rating: TV-PG

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