On Tuesday, January 10, PBS affiliate stations will air the dramatic documentary film “Command and Control” nationwide as part of their “American Experience” series.
For anyone disturbed by President-elect Trump’s reckless talk about launching a new nuclear arms, this brilliant documentary is a must-see. – Peggy Mason, Rideau Institute President
Here is the PBS write up about the documentary:
A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in the American arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster.
Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts — from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense— chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
Click here for a link to the PBS documentary summary and a short video trailer.
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