Man, Moment, Machine: JFK & the Crisis Crusader

Man, Moment, Machine: JFK & the Crisis Crusader

     
 

Join host Hunter Ellis as he explores how President John F. Kennedy used an aircraft originally designed for photo reconnaissance to diffuse the Cuban Missile Crisis and avert a potential nuclear holocaust. It was the fall of 1962. Upon discovering that the Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles with the capability of reaching the United States in Cuba, President… See more details below

Overview

Join host Hunter Ellis as he explores how President John F. Kennedy used an aircraft originally designed for photo reconnaissance to diffuse the Cuban Missile Crisis and avert a potential nuclear holocaust. It was the fall of 1962. Upon discovering that the Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles with the capability of reaching the United States in Cuba, President Kennedy sensed that the Cold War was fast heating up, and that the situation must be handled with the utmost care. The RF-8 Crusader was the most technologically advanced photo reconnaissance aircraft of the era. By using the RF-8 to gather the intelligence needed to confront Soviet leaders, the president narrowly diffused international tensions, and paved the way for dialogue between the world's two great superpowers. Interviews with respected historians, a former KGB general, and an RF-8 pilot who took to the skies during that fateful October offer compelling new insight into one of the tensest moments in modern history.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
UPC:
0733961163551
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
0:47:00

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Man, Moment, Machine: JFK & the Crisis Crusader
1. A Nuclear Cuba [6:20]
2. Star of Destruction [4:38]
3. Bay of Pigs [7:16]
4. A Naval Blockade [11:46]
5. Hemispheric Crisis [5:58]
6. Unequivocal Proof [8:32]

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