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WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE - TAPES A12114-A12118 JOHN TOOMAY ASKS HIM TO REVIEW GROWING CONCERN OVER VULNERABILITY OF ICBM FORCE, AND ATTEMPTS MADE TO COUNTER THAT, IN THE 1960S. Yes. Yes I can. Almost as soon as the Minuteman was deployed people started worrying about the possibility of it being attacked. For example, in the advance research projects agency, in 1963 or 64, hard point defense was one of the research items. And we worked hard on developing hardened radars and other systems like the interceptor system which would be effective there. So even as early as a few years after Minuteman was deployed, we began to worry about its
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Major General John Toomay was a career Air force officer involved with space systems and nuclear planning. He served on and off from World War II to 1979. In the interview he discusses vulnerability issues affecting U.S. ICBM forces in the 1960s. The Strat-X study and the concept of hard point defense, among others, are also discussed, as are targeting policies from the same time period. Gen... more
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12/09/1987
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / Missile Experimental
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Visual: Footage of John Sasso (former chairman, 1988 Dukakis campaign) saying that he and Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) are taking the time to reflect on the successes and failures of the campaign. Hope Kelly says that Sasso has been taking stock of the 1988 Dukakis campaign. V: Footage of Sasso addressing the World Trade Club. Sasso talks about the need to identify the lessons to be learned from the 1988 campaign. Kelly reports that Sasso says that the Democratic Party needs to recognize the role of Jesse Jackson (African American political leader). V: Shots of Jackson addressing a campaign rally; of Jackson greeting supporters in the street; of Jackson hugging a supporter. Footage of Sasso speaking at the World Trade Club. Sasso says that Jackson has "an original mind;" that Jackson is a "gifted motivator." Sasso says that the Democratic Party needs to find the courage
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Hope Kelly reports that John Sasso (former Chairman, 1988 Dukakis campaign) addressed members of the World Trade Club and spoke about the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis (1988 Democratic nominee for US President). Kelly notes that Sasso spoke about the Democratic Party, the role of Jesse Jackson (African American political leader), and the failure of the Dukakis campaign to win over voters. Kelly's report includes footage of Sasso speaking at the luncheon... more
Date Created
01/19/1989
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WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE – TAPES 004035-004038 JOHN McCONE [2] ...THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS IS SEEN AS SORT OF THE QUINTESSENTIAL OR THE BEST EXAMPLE OF DEALING WITH A CRISIS IN THE NUCLEAR, , Castro was a—was a serious threat uh, to, to us and then his uh, uh, policies which were so uh, abhorred by John Foster Dulles uh, might possibly lead to a situation where uh, Castro would embrace the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union would have at their disposal real estate uh, in an area which they had no real estate. And this worried me. And uh, I spoke to John Foster Dulles about it uh, uh, at the time
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John McCone served as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1958-1960 and Director of Central Intelligence from 1961-1965. In this interview he discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. He begins with a story about another nuclear crisis, the Iranian crisis at the end of World War II, in which he says President Truman threatened to bomb the Soviet Union if it did not evacuate northern Iran... more
Date Created
03/04/1986
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age / Europe Goes Nuclear
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. A member of the Racial Harmony Now group asks Covell about traffic patterns around the schools and crosswalks for schoolchildren. V: Ed Baumeister interviews Kathleen Sullivan (Boston School Committee) and John Kerrigan (Chairman, Boston School Committee). Baumeister asks Kerrigan about the Committee's efforts to appeal the federal court decision. Kerrigan talks about his visit to Senators Kennedy and Brooke in Washington D.C.; he says that the decision places an "unfair burden" on the city of Boston. Sullivan advocates a metropolitan plan to integrate schools in the city and the suburbs. Bullard asks about an alternative busing plan presented by the School Committee to the court. Sullivan and Kerrigan defend the School Committee's record on school integration. Bullard asks them about the Lee School District and feeder patterns to Boston High Schools. Kerrigan talks about the problems
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John Kerrigan discusses his opposition to busing in Boston
Date Created
07/09/1974
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Evening Compass, The / September in July
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Date Created
05/23/1973
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Say Brother / A.L.D. Focus
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Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with members of Wiz cast Ken Prymus (the Lion), Peggy Blue (Aunty Em), and Kamal (a former member of the National Center of Afro-American Artists who plays the "Wiz"). Prymus talks about Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz being one adaptation of the original L. Frank Baum text, and The Wiz being another, more colorful version.
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10/20/1978
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Say Brother / Slices of Black Theatre
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From the Say Brother Studio, E.L. Jones performs an excerpt from The Face of Love, a one-man musical theatre piece written by Vantile Whitfield and E.L. Jones, with music and lyrics by Payton-James-Payton and Glaude.
Date Created
03/10/1978
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Say Brother / Face of Love, The
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"Dealin'" with poet and Pan African supporter Haki Madhubuti (formerly Don L. Lee) discussing the nature of Pan Africanism.
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01/07/1976
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Say Brother / African Liberation
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Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Howard Miller Advocate: William Rusher Witnesses: Jerome Miller – Commissioner of Youth Services, Massachusetts John Irwin, Ph.D. – Ex-Convict Kenneth Fare – Chief Probation Officer, San Diego, California James W. L. Park – Associate Warden, San Quentin Bernard Garmire – Police Chief, Miami David Robinson – Professor, Criminal Law, George Washington University
Date Created
11/23/1972
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Advocates / Would we be safer from crime if we closed down most of our prisons?
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Program consists of a special, hour-long version of the tribute concert for musician and composer Webster Lewis, at the New England Conservatory of Music's Jordan Hall... more
Date Created
11/28/1976
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Say Brother / Say Brother Pays Tribute to Webster Lewis with a Night on the Town