Bob Sweeney and Jess Gorkin

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From card catalog: Bob Sweeney, Time Magazine, talks about trip he took with US businessmen to USSR and 5 other countries. Plays tape of Communist Chinese attack on Khrushchev and talks about Sino-Soviety split. Jes Gorkin [sic], editor of Parade talks about same topics. Questions and answers.

Host introduces Sweeney. Sweeney tells stories about bad luck covering events in Russia and showing a group of businessmen around Moscow. Gorkin plays archival audio from Russia of Khrushchev "trying to white wash all his sins" (not sure who the speaker actually is - American accent) and talks about his own trips there. Quotes sources re: atomic bombs in Russia in China.

Q&A: How did the businessmen travel? Any Americans still in China? Impressions of Khrushchev?

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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