"The Man Who Saved the World" on Secrets of the Dead can be seen Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
This intimate and intense film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.
Secrets of the Dead - "The Man Who Saved the World" airs Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:00 p.m.