Cuban Missile Crisis

The Leonard Lopate Show

Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis

Monday, August 04, 2014

Stephen L. Carter's historical thriller imagines the secret communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev.

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On The Media

Missile Crisis Memories

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most politically tense moments of the Kennedy presidency, and one of the most memorable media moments of the Cold War. In an interview which originally aired in 2002, Fred Kaplan talks about how the media covered the crisis then, and how that coverage led to people drawing the wrong lessons from the crisis.

Bauhaus - Bela Legosi's Dead

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On The Media

The Long Shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 19, 2012

We've inherited a myth from the Cuban Missile Crisis that compromise is for the weak, a myth that’s long been contradicted by the facts. And yet it still casts a long dark shadow over the policy-makers in Washington, according to recent issues of both Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy magazines. Brooke speaks with Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says he had first-hand experience with the cherished notion that America's strength lies in rigidity.

Jenny Scheinman - A Ride with Polly Jean

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On the Brink of Nuclear War: 13 Days in October

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fifty years ago, the world stood on the brink of nuclear war when President John F. Kennedy, Jr., learned that the Soviet Union was building nuclear missile sites on Cuba.

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New Tech City

History Retweeting Itself

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Technology is giving history a real-time feel through tweets.

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The Takeaway

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner on Writing the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 12, 2012

Set in the 1960s, the AMC series "Mad Men," created by Matthew Weiner, documents the dramas of that turbulent decade through the personal, everyday lives of its characters. October 14, 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a historical event that serves as the backdrop to Mad Men's season two finale, "Meditations in an Emergency," which Weiner co-wrote and directed.

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The Takeaway

The Real End of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Monday, October 08, 2012

David Coleman’s recent book, "The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis" uses secretly recorded White House tapes to show that the threat of war loomed for far longer than the public may have known.

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