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THE BOMB | Cuban Missile Crisis | PBS

Watch the full-length episode at (US Only) THE BOMB premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 8/7c on PBS.

In this clip from THE BOMB, see how a power play by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev backfired, sparking a dangerous confrontation with the US: the Cuban Missile Crisis. Over fifty years later, we still don’t know everything about what happened; many Soviet records are still secret. But this much is clear, October 1962 was the closest the world has ever come to thermonuclear war.