Random Movie Tuesday — American Experience: Cold War Roadshow

Привет! This week’s random movie documents one of my personal favorite historical happenings– Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s 1959 road trip across the United States. DVD 11777 is one of PBS’ American Experience documentaries, and let me tell you, it’s a good one. Here’s our summary: The story of one of the most bizarre episodes in … Continue reading “Random Movie Tuesday — American Experience: Cold War Roadshow”

Привет! This week’s random movie documents one of my personal favorite historical happenings– Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s 1959 road trip across the United States. DVD 11777 is one of PBS’ American Experience documentaries, and let me tell you, it’s a good one. Here’s our summary:


The story of one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history: the unprecedented trip across America in 1959 by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the world leader of communism and America’s arch nemesis. The visit was an opportunity to halt the escalating threats of the Cold War and chart a new course toward peaceful coexistence. For the American press, it was the media story of the year.

This was the tour that blessed us with all the great images of Khrushchev staring adoringly at ears of corn. With this DVD, you’ll get to learn about the story behind those iconic photos.

The cover of Life magazine features a photograph of Russian Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev (1894 – 1971) as he holds an ear of corn aloft during a US tour, October 5, 1959. (Photo by Hank Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)