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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.
Discover the secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis with a fly-on-the-wall perspective of how the White House dealt with the threat. See photographer, Syd Moen's, unique view of Houston's iconic buildings and sculptures from 360 degrees. Visually impaired photographer, Craig Royal, creates poetry with his camera. Former Pixar animator, David Tart, explains how emotion can be conveyed through gesture.
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.