INSIDE RED CHINA
In 1957 US Army veteran Robert Carl Cohen was studying Social Psychology in Paris. While visiting the USSR he was assigned by NBC-TV's Moscow Chief Irving R. Levine to accompany & film a group of young Americans touring China in defiance of the US State Dept.'s travel ban. Arriving in Beijing after a 9 day 6,000 mile trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, he convinced the authorities to permit him to air express his undeveloped & uncensored film via Moscow to NBC in New York. During a 45 day tour he became the first American to film China since the 1949 Communist victory; documenting forbidden things such as bridges, aircraft, tanks, & the "brain washing" of political prisoners. After appearing on the TODAY SHOW & HUNTLEY NEWS, his reports were edited into INSIDE RED CHINA, part of THE SPECIAL OF THE WEEK Series.
The Special of the Week TV Series - 1961
"Admirable objectivity ..."
- San Francisco Examiner
"maintains a very sincere & open approach...uncensored"
- Landers Film Reviews
"remarkable...rare, informative, newsworthy & entertaining"
- Carl Sandburg
"a most interesting and useful film..."
- James C. Thomson, Jr., US State Dept.
Narrated by Robert Carl Cohen
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