Carnegie Council TV Special “Playing for Power” Airs June 21

FALLS CHURCH, VA -  Carnegie Council TVs Special, “Playing for Power,” airs nationwide on MHz Worldview on June 21 in primetime at 9 PM ET.

“Playing for Power” is an hour-long documentary which brings together little-seen archival footage and brand-new interviews with the prominent and backroom players who brought Boris Yeltsin to power in 1991, but who lost momentum during the attempts at implementing a free-market democracy in Russia.

The project is the brainchild of Carnegie Council Senior Fellow David Speedie, who has long studied the dynamics of the Cold War and the elements which brought about the end of the Soviet Union.

Speedie is founder and director of Carnegie Council’s U.S. Global Engagement program. He was also a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and first worked on U.S.-Russia relations while program chair on international peace and security at Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Speedie produced the film with Carnegie Council’s in-house Carnegie Ethics Studio, which serves as a worldwide broadcast platform for ideas on ethics, foreign policy, and international relations. A professional audio and video production facility with state-of-the-art cameras, lighting facilities, and recording devices, the Studio films and edits each of the Council’s 80 annual events, interviews, and other original content.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

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