Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

 
<p><strong>Note:</strong> If this video does not play, you may need to download the free <a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">Flash</a> video plugin for your web browser.</p> <p><a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" target="_blank"><img alt="Get Adobe Flash Player" src="graphics/plugins/get_flash_player.gif" border="0" height="31" width="88"></a></p>
  • Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS - THREE MEN GO TO WAR | Black Saturday | PBS

Duration: 02:17
Program: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
Broadcast Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Premiering October 23, 2012 8-9 pm ET (check local listings) October 27 -- the most dangerous day of the 13 day crisis -- goes down in history as "Black Saturday." As the day begins, a letter from Khrushchev arrives at the White House, and, buried between the lines are hints that he is looking for a way out. Sergei Khrushchev, son of the Soviet premier, says that the letter reflected his father's true feelings, and that he feared the consequences of a nuclear war because he had already been through the devastation of World War II.

Tags:

Topics:

Post Date: October 19, 2012