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When the World Came to Knoxville: The Sunsphere

As Knoxville celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair, WUOT is airing a series of podcasts on the history and legacy of the fair. This week, in our third episode, UT History professor Ernie Freeberg explores the most visible remnant of the event, the Sunsphere. Architectural historian George Dodds and others shed light on Knoxville's most visible landmark.

Ernest Freeberg is an American historian in 19th and 20th-century American culture, currently a Distinguished Humanities Professor and Departmental Chair of History at the University of Tennessee.