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
When Buck begins translating, he begins speaking *immediately* upon hearing the Soviet premier speak, betraying the fact that he's just reciting lines in a script. A real translator would need to listen to most of the first sentence before speaking, especially with languages that place the verb at or near the end of the sentence, as most languages other than English do. See more
Col. Jack Grady, Command Pilot Group 6
There's only one decision left to make, and then our job is done. We decide from what height to drop the bombs. We've already taken on enough radiation from the blast, at best we'd last a couple of days.
Referenced in Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'