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Kennedy’s Nuclear Nightmare

Sat Nov 16, 9-10.40pm, More4

More programming devoted to the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s shooting. This hefty film documents his darkest presidential hour, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Exactly how close did the world come to nuclear oblivion in October 1962?

No preview material was available, but we’re promised testimony from eyewitnesses from the US, the former USSR and Cuba who watched close-up as Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro rolled the dice and gambled with mankind’s future. Just as the world was unfortunate that George W Bush happened to be US President when 9/11 happened, we might just have had a stroke of luck with JFK.

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