Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is the author of a dozen books, including THE CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY, winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; TRICKY DICK AND THE PINK LADY, a New York Times Notable Book; SO WRONG FOR SO LONG; and, with Robert Jay Lifton, HIROSHIMA IN AMERICA and WHO OWNS DEATH? Mitchell has edited several national magazines, including Editor & Publisher, and he blogs actively about media and politics for the Huffington Post and other outlets. He recently co-produced the acclaimed documentary Following the Ninth. He lives in the New York City area.

Greg Mitchell

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by Greg Mitchell - History, Nonfiction

In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. NBC and CBS funded two separate tunnels in return for the right to film the escapes, planning spectacular prime-time specials. President John F. Kennedy, however, was wary of anything that might spark a confrontation with the Soviets. So he approved unprecedented maneuvers to quash both documentaries, testing the limits of a free press in an era of escalating nuclear tensions.