Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
The World on The Brink of Accidental War -- UNFOLDING LIVE!
Did You Know?
wanted the show broadcast in black and white both for stylistic reasons (as it was set in the 1960s), and because live broadcasting produced garish color. See more
At one point near the beginning a banner behind Hank Azaria is seen for an event dated 1975, well after this is set. See more
Ground zero will be the Empire State Building. When we hear the shriek of Mr. Lentov's telephone melting, we will know that he is gone, and with him, New York.
[under his breath
Holy Mother of God...
[in the war room
How can he do that?
What else can he do? Five million people. This, Mr. Knapp, is where we've always been headed.
Referenced in Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'