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American experience. / Spy in the sky

Author: Linda GarmonRoy ScheiderMichael R BeschlossBen R RichLeo JanosAll authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH Boston Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Documentary on the design, development, and the eventual shooting down of a U-2 spy plane over Russia in 1960 and the effect of this incident on worldwide peace negotiations. Gary Powers, who miraculously survived the crash, achieved instant notoriety that would haunt him for the rest of his life.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Francis Gary Powers; Francis Gary Powers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Garmon; Roy Scheider; Michael R Beschloss; Ben R Rich; Leo Janos; Chris Pocock; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593750730 9781593750732
OCLC Number: 52926396
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on: Mayday / by Michael Beschloss; based on: Skunk works / by Ben Rich & Leo Janos. Additional material from Dragon lady / by Chris Pocock.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program "American experience" in 1996.
Credits: Cinematographers, Tom Hurwitz ... [et al.] ; editor, Bill Lattanzi ; music, Sheldon Mirowitz.
Performer(s): Narrator, Roy Scheider.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full-frame (4x3); Dolby digital.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Spy in the sky
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Linda Garmon ; a production of WGBH Boston for American Experience.

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Documentary on the design, development, and the eventual shooting down of a U-2 spy plane over Russia in 1960 and the effect of this incident on worldwide peace negotiations. Gary Powers, who miraculously survived the crash, achieved instant notoriety that would haunt him for the rest of his life.

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