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Assignment Russia : becoming a foreign correspondent in the crucible of the Cold War / Marvin Kalb.

Kalb, Marvin L., (author.).


"In the book Kalb captures the excitement of being present at the creation of a whole new way of bringing news immediately to the public. And what news. Cold War tensions were high between Eisenhower's America and Khrushchev's Soviet Union. Kalb is at the center, occupying a unique spot as a student of Russia tasked with explaining Moscow to Washington and the American public. He joins a cast of legendary figures along the way, from Murrow himself to Eric Severeid, Howard K. Smith, Richard Hottelet, Charles Kuralt, and Daniel Schorr among many others. He finds himself assigned as Moscow correspondent for CBS News just as the U2 incident-the downing of a U.S. spy plane over Russian territory-is unfolding"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780815738961
  • ISBN: 081573896X
  • Physical Description: xii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Brookings Institution Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Joining a "band of brothers" -- CBS's "specialist on Soviet affairs" -- Broadcasting's one thing, writing's another -- A book, a documentary, and a new idea -- "The Russians are coming" -- The Sino-Soviet alliance : mysteries, puzzles, and enigmas -- Around the world in 100 days--part one -- Around the world--part two -- A dream come true -- The Paris summit : Ike vs. Nikita -- ... And, finally, Moscow -- Censors, circuits, and double beds -- Bargaining with bureaucrats -- The "pigeon" lost in my Pasternak adventure -- "Do svidaniia" -- Saying no to Murrow?.
Subject: Kalb, Marvin L.
Kalb, Marvin L. > Travel > Soviet Union.
Television journalists > United States > Biography.
Foreign correspondents > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Politics and government.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations.
Kalb, Marvin L.
Diplomatic relations.
Foreign correspondents.
Politics and government.
Television journalists.
Soviet Union.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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