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U.S.S. George Washington: A New Threat From Below

“We must keep ahead of communist efforts, efforts to dominate the world. We must have missiles, missiles of all types, for all purposes.” This was the reasoning behind the construction of the U.S.S. George Washington, a submarine able to launch missiles, even a nuclear warhead, from below the ocean’s surface. On June 9, 1959, this one-of-a-kind sub gave America an upper hand in the arms race against the Russians.

Robert Cray's Musical Influences

"Well, when I started playing the guitar, it was because of The Beatles. I wanted to be a Beatle ... more

Bill Remembers: The Charles Manson Murders

Bill Kurtis looks back on the gruesome murders of Sharon Tate and six others, all carried out ... more

Retrospectacle: The Slinky

The slinky “walked” down its first flight of stairs on August 2, 1943, and has been entertaining ... more
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