The Death of Stalin was a key moment in Cold War history, creating new possibilities but also new uncertainties in the difficult post-war relationship between the US and the Soviet Union. It took place on March 5th, 1953, just 4 days after Radio Liberty started broadcasting. How do you cover the death of your greatest enemy for maximum propaganda effect when broadcasting to an audience raised to idolize him? And you how do you handle his legacy moving forward? This episode takes a look at how Radio Liberty handled this test in its formative years.

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