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January 28, 2010

Miracle On Ice

The 2010 Winter Olympic games are a couple of weeks away. For Jerry McGovern, it's a chance to look back at one very memorable time - the 1980 games in Lake Placid.

Jerry wasn't an athlete in Lake Placid. He was a chauffeur for the VIPs attending the games. One day Jerry picked up a man who made the staggering prediction of a gold medal for the underdog U.S. hockey team over the dominant Soviets. The prediction was all the more unbelievable because the man was from the USSR.

Jerry talks with Dick about what he saw in the "Miracle on Ice" hockey game, and how that memorable conversation changed the way he looked at the Cold War.

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