Aspen Ideas Festival

The Inside Story of How Presidents Prepare for Armageddon

Season 2 Episode 124 | 59m 43s

For 60 years, the US government has been laying secret doomsday plans to save itself in the event of nuclear war — even while the rest of us die. Today, a third generation of doomsday planners are settling into life inside a network of bunkers that are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to house top government officials in the event of catastrophe.

Aired: 06/30/17

Rating: NR

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