Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
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Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

Tuesday, September 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

Two years in the making, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War" reveals how three human beings grappled with the most dangerous two weeks in human history, when events outside their control threatened to ignite a nuclear holocaust that could have ended human civilization.

Bringing to life the three central figures in the crisis  — President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (pictured above) and Cuban leader Fidel Castro (at right) — the film explores the roles each played during these most dangerous of times, set against the human stories of ordinary men in the field, such as the first-ever interview with the Soviet soldier who shot down the U2 piloted by U.S. Air Force Major Rudolf Anderson on the worst day of the crisis.

Featuring revealing interviews with key witnesses from inside the Kremlin, the White House and Cuba, along with revelations from recently declassified Top Secret documents, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War" was shot on location in Russia, Cuba and the United States.