If you’re an American radio station broadcasting to the Soviet Union, how do you address the awkward fact that the Communists are winning the space race? This episode focuses on Radio Liberty’s discussion of technology, progress and co-operation through a 1968 programme commemorating the death of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and shows just how much thinking had evolved since RL’s earliest years about how best to persuade and influence its audience in the Soviet Union.

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