Berlin 1961 on C-SPAN’s “After Words”


I’ll be on "After Words", C-SPAN "Book TV’s signature program . . . in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their material" talking about Berlin 1961 with Angela Stent, a friend and brilliant scholar. 

The show airs on C-SPAN Radio tonight at 7pm and again at 11pm Eastern and on C-SPAN2‘s BookTV Saturday May 21st at 10pm, Sunday May 22nd at 9pm, Monday May 23rd at 12am and 3am, and Sunday May 29th at 12pm.

From BookTV’s website:

Mr. Kempe analyzes one of the most significant stand-offs of the Cold War era: the attempt of the Kennedy administration to prevent the Soviets from building a wall in Berlin to stop the flow of refugees from East Germany to West.  The head of the Atlantic Council uses newly discovered facts to describe a period of turbulence in U.S.-Soviet relations that began with the Bay of Pigs, continued in the Vienna Summit between President Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev and culminated with the construction of the Berlin Wall.  He discusses the period and the lessons it may lend to current U.S. foreign policy with the Director of Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Angela Stent.

Set your DVR’s now!

Fred Kempe is president and CEO of the Atlantic Council. His latest book, Berlin 1961, was published May 10.

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