The Fever of '57
Examines America's reaction to humankind's first space satellite 50 years ago and how it brought us closer to nuclear annihilation. Americans feared that the rocket that had launched Sputnik could deliver a nuclear bomb to our shores. Near panic resulted. Using recently declassified footage, this film uncovers how President Eisenhower and Premier Khrushchev averted global disaster. Includes never-before-seen footage of the Sputnik launch, America's failed Vanguard launch, Laika the space dog, America's successful Explorer 1 launch, Rocket Boys, ham radio operators, bomb-shelter builders, duck-and-cover drills, Wernher Von Braun, and everyday life in 1957 and 1958. Features Sergei Khrushchev, Susan Eisenhower, Daniel Schorr, Homer Hickam, and Richard Rhodes.
|Location||Call Number||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Woodmere||DVD TCFF FEV||TC Film Fest DVDs||Checked out||11/26/2014|
|Physical Description:||2 videodiscs : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Publisher:||Varied Directions International, c2007.|
Sputnik satellites >
Artificial satellites, Russian > Political aspects.
Astronautics and state > United States > Public opinion.
United States > Politics and government > 20th century.
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