Command and Control: Nuclear Near Miss

About the Show

The terrifying, true story of what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to become the very source of our own destruction. Based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by Eric Schlosser and told in minute-by-minute detail of a single accident through the accounts of air force personnel, weapon designers and first responders who were there, the story reveals the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster in Damascus, Arkansas. By telling this story, the film explores the great dilemma that the United States has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?