2016 Archives

“Bridge of Spies” and what really happened

January 7, 2016

The Brooklyn Historical Society convened a panel of those familiar with the Rudolf Abel case, upon which director Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” is based, to talk about the movie and the real life events. Among those taking part were SMU Law Professor Jeffrey Kahn, who has studied and written about the case. This is a clip of comments by Kahn from that very interesting discussion, which aired on C-SPAN on Jan. 4, 2016, and is available at http://www.c-span.org/video/?400022-1/trial-soviet-spy-rudolph-abel

Also see The Real Court Case Behind "Bridge of Spies."