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Command and Control

Exploring the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America’s nuclear arsenal.

Portrait of Command and Control
Robert Kenner
Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser, Melissa Robledo
Production Company
WGBH Educational Foundation
Release Date
April 17, 2016

Command and Control explores the long-hidden accidents, near misses, technological breakthroughs, and extraordinary heroism connected to America’s nuclear weapons program. Based on the book by Eric Schlosser, Command and Control reveals how the combination of technological complexity and human fallibility has repeatedly escalated the risk of nuclear disaster. The narrative will interweave the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas with key events, decisions, and policies over the past seventy years.

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