1957: Sputnik

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William Jorden ’48

As head of the New York Times’ Moscow bureau, William Jorden was in Russia when the Sputnik launch shocked the world, and he became one of America’s most influential journalists covering the Cold War. He and his team won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1958. Later, Jorden became one of America’s most preeminent diplomats. 

 

The New York Times — Oct. 5, 1957  

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“Soviet Fires Earth Satellite into Space; It Is Circling the Globe at 18,000 M.P.H.; Sphere Tracked in 4 Crossings Over U.S.”

 

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