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Fifty years ago, on Oct. 22, 1962, the Washington Post landed on my doorstep with big headlines about a crisis atmosphere in Washington, D.C. It would be hours more before we learned what the crisis was.
A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World. It came her way with a letter stating that in 1962, it was borrowed from a club of 3-D photography enthusiasts in Dayton, Ohio, to show President John F. Kennedy the aerial spy photos that helped him resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Segments: "Local Video Artist:" KPBS Reporter David Wagner introduces us to Video Artist Cy Kukenbaker, who likes to re-imagine the city he calls home; "JFK & Cuban Missile Crisis:" Plenty has been written about the Cuban Missile Crisis, but in a new exhibition at the JFK library, you can experience it; and more.
Explore the inside story of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis -- the world on the brink of nuclear holocaust. 8/6/2013
Jared visits the JFK Library and Museum for a look back at the Cuban Missile Crisis; previews the Imagine Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography exhibit at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis; and sits down with the prolific songwriter, Richard Sherman.
(Premieres Tuesday, October 23) Hear the little-known story of a Soviet officer who refused to fire a nuclear torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis.