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Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WNYC

In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

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The Takeaway

How to Find Our 'Sputnik Moments'

Thursday, January 27, 2011

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama invoked the image of Sputnik, the Soviet satellite whose launch not only ignited the Space Race, but also led to a wave of investments for science technology. But how does the fear factor from 1958 translate into 2011? And will this generation's "Sputnik moment" be enough to galvanize society in the way Obama envisions?

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Studio 360

Sputnik, Fantasy TV, Sharon Jones

Friday, October 05, 2007

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sputnik and look at the satellite’s long-lasting impact on American culture, language, and design. The writer John Haskell imagines the thoughts racing through the furry head of the most famous space dog, Laika. Plus, a look at the fantasy-filled TV season - and 1960s-style soul from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

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Studio 360

Remembering Sputnik

Friday, October 05, 2007

Where were you when Sputnik launched? Russian émigrés in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach conjure up their memories from 50 years ago. Produced by Pejk Malinovski.

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Studio 360

Laika's Dream

Friday, October 05, 2007

A month after Sputnik went up, the Soviets launched Sputnik 2, with a very famous passenger: Laika, a mutt from the streets of Moscow. She never made it home. The writer John Haskell has this tribute, part fact and part fiction, to the canine cosmonaut. Produced by ...

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