13 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis 50 Years Later
Presented by Arlington Community Education
October 18, 2012
As the nation and the world mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK Library Director Tom Putnam will recount how the crisis unfolded. Unique archival video and excerpts from secretly recorded tapes will bring these events back to life. Relive the drama of those famous thirteen days, learn how close the world came to a nuclear exchange, and discuss how lessons gleaned from this history might apply to our times. Fortune magazine editor-at-large David Whitford will moderate this event. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington.