Edward R. Murrow defends our nation, claiming that McCarthy has “confused the public mind” and stepped over the line with his accusations. During the Cold War Senator Joesph McCarthy made many claims against people within the government, fearing disloyalty from communists. The televised Army-McCarthy Hearings began on April 22, 1954.
Fifty years after the construction of the Berlin Wall began on August 13, 1961, people recall what life was like with the wall dividing Berlin, Germany in half. Continue reading
Senator Joseph McCarthy sent a telegram to President Harry S. Truman on February 11, 1950, two days after giving a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia that claimed more than 200 members of the State Department were card-carrying members of the Communist party. In his telegram, McCarthy reiterates that he has … Continue reading
Yuri Gargarin, the first person in space, cosmonaut Pavel Popovich, and others discuss the day he was sent into orbit. Continue reading
Alan Shepard, the first American to go to outer-space, talks about the space race with Gagarin with Shepard during the Cold War. Continue reading
Author: Ben Nussbaum The Apollo 11 moon landing was truly a global event. An estimated 500 million people watched it live, or roughly 15 percent of the entire population of the planet. In fact, as much as it stirred American pride, the moon landing was always meant for the rest of … Continue reading
US citizen Tom Steinhauer is interviewed by his nephew about seeing Sputnik travel across the night sky in 1957. Continue reading
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a prominent science fiction writer, discusses the concept of space exploration becoming a reality and how the launch Sputnik changed the world. Continue reading