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  • Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS - THREE MEN GO TO WAR | Do You Hear What I Hear? | PBS

Duration: 01:09
Program: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
Broadcast Date: Oct. 22, 2012

(Premieres Tuesday, October, 23, 2012 at 8/7c) During the Cuban Missile Crisis, real fear gripped the world. Schoolchildren practiced "duck-and-cover" drills, and many people believed a nuclear holocaust might happen at any moment. A montage of footage from the era is set to the song "Do You Hear What I Hear?" This well-known Christmas carol was actually written by songwriters Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. The lyrics include the words of a king who tells everyone to "Pray for peace people everywhere." Released in November 1962, the song became a hit and has been recorded by countless singers since that time, many probably unaware of its origins.

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Post Date: October 22, 2012