The Cuban Missile Crisis +55
On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents “The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know.”
This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba.
Today, as North Korea’s nuclear missile program reaches the point of no return and the explosive rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang escalates, the world is increasingly alarmed. And the WHITE HOUSE COULD FACE ITS GRAVEST CHALLENGE since the crisis historian Arthur Schlesinger called, “The most dangerous moment in human history.”
Thomas Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University and Dr. Svetlana Savranskaya, director of the Archive’s Russia programs, will join producer Jones to discuss the missile crisis and how its mishaps, miscalculations – and lessons – resonate today, 55 years after that perilous October.