July 2003

by John Biewen and
Stephen Smith
To fully grasp the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, it is important to understand the war that ended fifty years ago this summer. John Biewen and Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks examine the often-overlooked war that helped define global politics and American life for the second half of the 20th century.

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This week's topic: Race

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John Biewen wonders why the Korean War was "forgotten" and David Cline "stirs things up."

See a step-by-step account of the military movements of the Korean War.

The Cold War Turns Hot
The brutal war that almost led to World War III -- and instead may have prevented it.
The Armed Forces Integrate
For the first time, black and white soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder in an integrated military.
What the Experts Say
Scholars, historians, and authors speak on declassified Soviet documents, the Korean War shaping the Cold War, and racism and integration in the U.S. military.
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Lead Producer: John Biewen
Host/Producer: Stephen Smith
Editor: Deborah George
Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian
Mixing: Tom Mudge and Craig Thorson
Project Coordinator: Misha Quill
Managing Editor: Stephen Smith
Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg
Web Manager: John Pearson
Web Production Supervisor: Michael Wells
Web Producer: Ochen Kaylan

  Additional reporting: Elana Hadler Perl, David Cline, Kate Ellis, Tina Tennessen and Ellen Guettler
Production Assistance: Baris Gumus-Dawes, Sarah Chasnovitz, Jenny Assef, Hilary Johnson, Dacia Herbulock, Phoebe Larson, Sarah Lancaster, Sarah Fazio and Inna Ponomarenko
Advisors: Gerald Early, Bruce Cumings and Roy Flint
ARW Oral History Database: Gerry Abraham, Rajesh Kapur, Bruce MacDonald, Peter Ericksen, Maria Montello, Kavitha Prasad

This project produced in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Major funding for American RadioWorks comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Additional funding for "Korea: The Unfinished War" was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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