Khrushchev Visits IBM
Clip: Season 26 Episode 7 | 1m 22s
During his American tour in 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev toured the IBM factory in San Jose, California. While visiting, the innovation Khrushchev was most fascinated by was not the computers, but rather the company's cafeteria. "Cold War Roadshow" premieres November 18 on American Experience PBS.
Aired: 11/18/14 |
Clip: S26 Ep7 | 3m 45s
Clip: S26 Ep7 | 3m 38s
Clip: S26 Ep7 | 3m 32s
S26 Ep6 | 1h 52m 17s
The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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