The Cold War was long and messy. The United States and the Soviet Union, while never directly confronting one another, fought for influence on many fronts. One of these fronts was culture – in particular using art, music, literature and philosophy as a means of furthering Soviet and American ideologies. In this episode, Sana Saeed explores two of the U.S. government’s most prominent cultural programs of the Cold War: the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Jazz Ambassadors.

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In case you missed it, check out the first episode of Pop Americana – which explores Dolly Parton as a working-class icon.:

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Host & Senior Producer: Sana Saeed
Producers: Sean Gordon-Loebl, Maral Satari
Executive Producer: Sarah Nasr
Editor: Ben Angeloni
Animator: Walid Haddad
Camera: Ahmad Asaad, Sam Sapin, Chris Davidson
Branding: Momin Bannani, Safa’ Salameh, Mohamad Kakhei

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