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Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith; Comfortable Lies, Bitter Truths

04/04/1990

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Series
Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith
Program
Comfortable Lies, Bitter Truths
Program Number

102

Series Description

Broadcast April-May 1990.

Hedrick Smith is chief correspondent on this production which focuses on the cultural, economic and political issues in the Soviet Union today. A behind-the-scenes look at a complex country puts today’s news into the context of larger forces- social, economic, cultural and demographic- that shape the USSR’s identity and destiny. Series release date: 4/30/1990

Program Description

Perhaps the most radical reform instrument in the USSR is glasnost, the open circulation of truthful information and unorthodox ideas. This episode takes viewers behind the scenes of the glasnost path breakers in areas where government controls were once rigidly applied--on Soviet television, newspaper reporting, documentary cinema and even the high school classroom.

Duration

00:58:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
News Report
Topics
Global Affairs
Creators
Smith, Martin (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith; Comfortable Lies, Bitter Truths,” 04/04/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A211E0D761E44829638288B00BF9250.
MLA: “Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith; Comfortable Lies, Bitter Truths.” 04/04/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A211E0D761E44829638288B00BF9250>.
APA: Inside Gorbachev's USSR with Hedrick Smith; Comfortable Lies, Bitter Truths. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A211E0D761E44829638288B00BF9250
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