Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is the author of six nonfiction books, including TRICKY DICK AND THE PINK LADY: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas; THE CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY: Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize); and with Robert Jay Lifton, HIROSHIMA IN AMERICA. His articles --- including many on baseball --- have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Mother Jones, Sport magazine, Quest, and other publications. Mitchell was a senior editor at Crawdaddy for many years. He lives in Nyack, New York.

Greg Mitchell

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by Greg Mitchell - History, World History

In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans came up with a plan to liberate friends, lovers and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. The two U.S. television networks, NBC and CBS, heard about the secret projects and raced to be the first to document them by funding two separate tunnels. In response, President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, wary to raising tensions with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries.