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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.
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.
The Ivory Tower panelists discuss why, 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba and Fidel Castro are still such toxic topics. Then the panelists examine whether term or age limits for Supreme Court justices makes sense; if they do, how would Congress go about enacting it? Finally, given Canada's recent abandonment of the penny coin, we ask whether the U.S. should,or could,do it, too.