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Khrushchev scores a propaganda coup with the USSR's capture of a downed U.S. pilot; America responds by dealing the Soviets an astonishing loss in the Olympic ice hockey finals. A winter storm paralyzes the East Coast, and in televised election ads, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy make their pitches. In an unforgettable segment, a nervous psychiatrist stands among gyrating teens and attempts to explain the appeal of the new dance craze, the Twist. This disc is part of a series that surveys a prosperous but often bewildering era, using archival news footage, film clips, and commercials to evoke familiar—or perhaps forgotten—memories of some of the century's most significant politicians, athletes, and celebrities. DVD extras include trivia, movie trailers, and performances.