The Picture Show: Jazz Ambassadors Jam Abroad The year is 1956. Deep in the throes of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department decides to send a batch of unlikely cultural ambassadors abroad: jazz musicians. Hear Dr. Curtis Sandberg, co-curator of Meridian International Center's exhibit, "Jam Session: America's Ambassadors Embrace The World," discuss some of the most iconic tour photographs.
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The Picture Show: Jazz Ambassadors Jam Abroad