He faced off against Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr, Obama and lived to see the election of Donald
In the years after World War II, Dwight David Eisenhower was arguably the most popular man on the planet. Ike’s prestige was so immense that in 1948, President Harry S Truman offered him the top slot on the 1948 Democratic ticket, with the offer to revert to his former position as Vice President under Eisenhower. It wasn’t enough.
Joseph Stalin, the architect and instigator of the 42-year Cold War, has died five years into the conflict. Across the Atlantic, a new Republican President,
Although the entire Cold War passed without shots being fired between the two superpowers, the Cold War was anything but bloodless.
The YouTube embed here has no video, since the series is, in effect, a radio production.
In Part 1 of The Cold War: What We Saw, we will peel back the layers of mystery cloaking the Terror state run by the
Watch all four episodes of Bill Whittle’s “Apollo 11: What We Saw”, right here. Produced by Esoteric Radio Theatre, “What We Saw” combines rarely-seen archival footage, with deeply-personal space race stories to create a compelling dramatic telling of America’s most astonishing achievement.
Nearly every person on Earth with access to a TV watched it in real time. But when the astronauts returned from the lunar surface we got an entirely new perspective on the alien world. This is the final episode of Bill Whittle’s landmark series.
As the Apollo program finally starts to take wings, learn how the entire program, and everything it accomplished, was actually NASA’s backup plan. From a fire during a routine test to Christmas messages from the far side of the moon, see how the Apollo Program got to that one giant leap of Apollo 11 with a series of very small steps, and missteps.
Four satellite launches into the Space Race, and the score—in terms of pounds put into orbit—is Communism, 1300; Capitalism, 33. And the humiliations keep on coming.
Welcome to 1960’s America, when men were men, everything was A-Okay and programs were paid for by commercial breaks!
Here’s the trailer for the five-hour special — “Apollo 11: What We Saw,” with Bill Whittle. Mark the 50th anniversary of the historic American moon landing by getting the story behind the space race, and man’s quest to step off of this planet and explore the night sky.