Firestone in Liberia, Khruschev in America

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives a replica of the Russian Lunik from Premier Nikita Khrushchev during his state visit to the American capital. Vice President Richard Nixon watches.

We’ll investigate the relationship between the tire company Firestone and infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. The jazz singer Sheila Jordan tells us about her life and career. We’ll revisit Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev’s 1959 tour of the United States, which served to calm Cold War tensions, at least for a while. Attorney James Zirin explains why the US District Court for the South District of New York is one of the most influential courts in the country.