On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases on the island of Cuba. 90 miles off the shores of Florida. The events of the next 13 days brought the world closer to nuclear disaster than it had ever been before, or has been since. This is the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. exploring how the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust and the fate of the planet lay in the hands of three iconic characters: Nikita Khruschev, Fidel Castro, and John F. Kennedy. Nuclear weapons are still high on the international agenda, and the events of October 1962 hold invaluable lessons for a generation too young to remember just how close we came to the end. Capturing the drama of those fateful days, this film also focuses on the compelling human stories of the witnesses and participants in the Crisis. Region 1 format. Widescreen. Run time: Approximately 60 minutes.
- PBS history of the Cuban Missile Crisis on DVD.
- Widescreen. Region 1 format. Not rated.
- Run time: approximately 60 minutes.