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Nuclear documentary “Command and Control” to air on PBS January 10, 2017

command_film_landing-300x180On 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.

Directed by Robert Kenner and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story.

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.

Photo credit: PBS

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