FRONTLINE; Russian Roulette
Airdate: 2/23/99, TRT: 53 min., Ch1&2 Stereo Mix, Ch3&4 Stereo MDE, AVID AVR77 output V5, Audio Sound Techniques Mix Master
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Russian Roulette
- Program Number
- Series Description
Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983
- Program Description
It has been eight years since the Cold War ended, but the threat of a nuclear nightmare may not be over. In 1995, Russian President Boris Yeltsin came within two minutes of launching a nuclear attack because of faulty signals from a disintegrating Russian early-warning system. FRONTLINE investigates the security of the Russian nuclear arsenal, interviewing U.S. and Russian military commanders and scientists about the menacing potential for catastrophe in the former Soviet Union. With social and economic chaos rife in this former superpower, Russian military officers reveal how nuclear suitcase bombs and missile parts may have gone missing on the international black market.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Public Affairs
- Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Russian Roulette,” 02/18/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9210BF7137BC4301A4C152C2A9613C77.
- MLA: “FRONTLINE; Russian Roulette.” 02/18/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9210BF7137BC4301A4C152C2A9613C77>.
- APA: FRONTLINE; Russian Roulette. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9210BF7137BC4301A4C152C2A9613C77