The Name of the Game

Season 1 Episode 11

The White Birch

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 29, 1968 on NBC



  • Notes

    • Many nations in the West applauded the "Prague Spring" in early 1968, when the Czechs, led by the reforming Alexander Dubcek, seemed to be breaking away from the influence of Soviet Russia and offering what was termed "socialism with a human face". On August 22, 1968, Russian troops poured into Czechoslovakia, Dubcek's government was overthrown, and international tensions ran high. The Russians replaced Dubcek as Czech leader, and he was deprived of his Communist Party membership in 1970. He died in 1992.