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To complement CNN's COLD WAR documentary series, CNN Interactive, renowned for its popular news and information Web sites, has created -- the most comprehensive online site ever produced for a television documentary.

Created by a team of more than a dozen editors, writers and producers, the COLD WAR Web site was honored, along with the television series, with a 1998 George Foster Peabody Award. Additionally, the Web site was honored with a 1998 Sigma Delta Chi Award in the Online Journalism Non-Deadline Reporting category by the Society of Professional Journalists.

To create this dynamic online record of the COLD WAR series and the events it documents, CNN Interactive editors and producers traveled to Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw to compile interactive images of Cold War landmarks.

A separate reporting team journeyed through America's Cold War heartland -- Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and California -- home to many of the laboratories, test sites, missile silos and mountain fortresses that helped create and define America's role in the Nuclear Age.

At the same time, COLD WAR Web site editors and researchers in Atlanta scoured film libraries, the archives of TIME magazine and the Soviet newspapers Pravda and Izvestia, and a variety of historical resources to construct what is arguably the most thorough and multimedia-intense online record of Cold War history.

Launched in September 1998, the COLD WAR companion site grew to more than 1,000 Web pages by the time the CNN series concluded in April 1999.

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