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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

War and Peace in the Nuclear Age, first broadcast in 1989, is a thirteen-part PBS series on the origins and evolution of nuclear competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. The series examined the rivalry for power and how it shaped the diplomacy, negotiation, ethical debates, and doctrine of deterrence that ran through the forty-year history of the nuclear age. This collection contains the full interviews and selected stock footage from the series. If you would like to view the full War and Peace in the Nuclear Age episodes you may schedule an appointment at WGBH in Boston by contacting the WGBH Media Library and Archives.

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Aleksandr Evgenevich Bovin, 1986 Aleksandr Obukhov, 1986 Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986 Alexei Arbatov, 1987 Alexei Roshin, 1986 Alexsandr Krasulin, 1986 Aloysius Casey, 1987 Andrei Gromyko, 1988 Andrei Kokoshin, 1987 Andrew Goodpaster, 1986 Anthony Farrar-Hockley, 1987 Antonia Chayes, 1987 Arkady Shevchenko, 1986 Arnie Alpert, 1987 Art Lundahl, 1986 Arthur Chalfont, 1986 Arthur Hockaday, 1987 Arthur Schlesinger, 1986 Ashton Carter, 1987 Barney Frank, 1987 Bernard Feld, 1986 Bertrand Goldschmidt, 1986 Boris D. Pyadyshev, 1986 Boris Izakov, 1986 Boris Rauschenbach, 1986 Brent Scowcroft, 1987 Bruce Kent, 1987 C. S. (Chandra Shekhar) Jha, 1987 Carl Kaysen, 1986 Carl von Weizsacker, 1986 Caspar Weinberger, 1987 Cecil Garland, 1987 Chalmers Roberts, 1986 Charles Banta, 1987 Charles H. Townes, 1987 Charles Leavitt, 1987 Charles May, 1987 Chester Clifton, 1986 Clark Clifford, 1986 Cyrus Vance, 1987 David Aaron, 1986 David Jones, 1986 David Owen, 1987 David Packard, 1986 David Powers, 1986 Dean Rusk, 1986 Dean Rusk, 1988 Denis Healey, 1986 Denis Healey, 1987 Denis Rickett, 1986 Donald Soper, 1986 Douglas Waller, 1987 Edward L. Rowny, 1986 Edward Palmer Thompson, 1987 Edward Teller, 1986 Edward Teller, 1987 Edwin Firmage, 1987 Egon Bahr, 1987 Eugene Carroll, 1986 Eugene Rostow, 1986 Evgeny Velikhov, 1986 Frances Farley, 1987 Francois de Rose, 1986 Frank Camm, 1987 Frank Roberts, 1986 Fred Ikle, 1987 Fred Wertheimer, 1987 Fyoder Burlatsky, 1986 Fyoder Burlatsky, 1987 Gene R. LaRocque, 1986 Gennady Gerasimov, 1987 George Anderson, 1986 George Ball, 1986 George Bunn, 1986 George Keyworth, 1987 George Rathjens, 1986 George Shultz, 1986 Georges Seguy, 1986 Georgi Shakhnazarov, 1987 Gerard Smith, 1986 Gerd Schmuckle, 1986 Gerry Miller, 1986 Glen Martin, 1986 Glenn Kent, 1986 Glenn Seaborg, 1986 Gordon Arneson, 1986 Gregory Canavan, 1987 Hans Apel, 1987 Hans Bethe, 1986 Harold Brown, 1986 Harold Brown, 1987 Heli Batenin, 1987 Helmut Schmidt, 1987 Henry Genrikh Aleksandrovich Trofimenko, 1986 Henry Genrikh Aleksandrovich Trofimenko, 1987 Henry Kissinger, 1986 Henry Rowen, 1986 Herbert York, 1986 Herbert York, 1988 Hiroshi Ota, 1987 Homi Sethna, 1987 Horst Osterheld, 1986 Howard Stoertz, 1986 Ichiro Moritaki, 1987 Inder Gujral, 1987 Ishrat Husain Usmani, 1986 Isidor Isaac Rabi, 1986 Jack Ruina, 1986 Jake Garn, 1987 James Abrahamson, 1987 James Callaghan, 1987 James Fulbright, 1986 James Gavin, 1986 James Killian, 1986 James Leach, 1987 James Schlesinger, 1987 James Schlesinger, 1988 James Thomson, 1989 James Watkins, 1987 James Woolsey, 1987 Jean Daniel, 1986 Jerome Wiesner, 1986 Jimmy Carter, 1987 John Coyle, 1986 John Deutch, 1987 John Eisenhower, 1986 John Foster, 1987 John Manley, 1986 John McCone, 1986 John Scali, 1986 John Toomay, 1987 Josef Joffe, 1987 Joseph Alsop, 1986 Joseph Nye, 1987 Joseph Rotblat, 1986 Joseph Volpe, 1986
Jurgen Todenhofer, 1986 Kandury Subramanvam, 1987 Kazuhisa Mori, 1987 Kelly Burke, 1987 Kenneth Adelman, 1989 Kenneth Cross, 1986 Kenneth Hunt, 1986 Kenneth Nichols, 1986 Kiyomi Sasaki, 1987 Lakshmi Jha, 1987 Larry Gale, 1987 Larry Smith, 1987 Laurence Lynn, 1987 Les Aspin, 1987 Les AuCoin, 1987 Leslie Gelb, 1987 Lew Allen, 1987 Lothar Ruhl, 1987 Lynn Davis, 1987 M. G. K. Menon, 1987 Marcus Raskin, 1986 Marshall Shulman, 1986 Marvin Atkins, 1987 Masashi Ishibashi, 1987 Matityahu Peled, 1987 Maurice Schumann, 1986 McGeorge Bundy, 1986 Michael Carver, 1987 Michael Heseltine, 1987 Michael Luft and Jeff Robles, 1987 Michael Mawby, 1987 Michel Tatu, 1986 Morarji Desai, 1987 Mordekhai Gur, 1987 Moshe Milhstein, 1986 Muchkund Dubey, 1987 Munir Khan, 1987 Myron Kratzer, 1987 N. F. Chervov, 1986 N. F. Chervov, 1987 Nicholas Mavroules, 1987 Norman Cousins, 1986 Norman Dicks, 1987 Norris Bradbury, 1986 Paul Nitze, 1986 Paul Nitze, 1987 Paul Nitze, 1988 Paul Warnke, 1986 Pete Wilson, 1987 Petra Kelly, 1986 Philip Farley, 1986 Philip Morrison, 1986 Pierre M. Gallois, 1986 Pierre Messmer, 1986 Raja Ramanna, 1987 Randall Forsberg, 1987 Randall Forsberg, 1988 Randy Kehler, 1987 Ray Cline, 1986 Raymond Garthoff, 1986 Richard Burt, 1987 Richard Garwin, 1987 Richard Helms, 1986 Richard Hottelet, 1986 Richard Perle, 1987 Richard Perle, 1988 Richard Pipes, 1986 Richard Pipes, 1987 Richard Powell, 1986 Roald Sagdeev, 1986 Roald Sagdeev, 1987 Robert Bowie, 1986 Robert Bowie, 1987 Robert C. McFarlane, 1987 Robert C. Richardson, 1986 Robert McNamara, 1986 Robert Sprague, 1986 Robert Walquist, 1987 Roger Hilsman, 1986 Roger Sherfield, 1986 Roland Timerbaev, 1986 Ronald Mason, 1987 Roswell Gilpatric, 1986 Royal Bertram Allison, 1986 Rudolf Peierls, 1986 Russell Dougherty, 1986 Russell Dougherty, 1987 Ryukichi Imai, 1987 Sergei Kapitsa, 1986 Sergei Policknov, 1986 Shalheveth Freier, 1987 Sidney Drell, 1986 Sidney Drell, 1987 Sidney Graybeal, 1986 Solly Zuckerman, 1987 Stansfield Turner, 1987 Subramanian Swamy, 1987 Susan Dutson, 1987 Takeo Fukuda, 1987 Theodore Sorensen, 1986 Thomas Lanphier, 1986 Thomas Moorer, 1986 Thomas Schelling, 1986 Thomas Simons, 1986 Valentin Berezhkov, 1986 Valentin Falin, 1986 Valentin Falin, 1987 Victor Weisskopf, 1986 Vitaliy Vladimirovich Zhurkin, 1986 Vitaliy Vladimirovich Zhurkin, 1987 Vladimir Bogachev, 1986 Vladimir Lomeiko, 1986 Vladimir Petrovsky, 1986 Vladimir Petrovsky, 1987 Vladimir Semyonovich Semyonov, 1986 Wilhelm Grewe, 1986 Wilhelm Grewe, 1987 William Barletta, 1987 William Fairbourn, 1986 William Golden, 1986 William Kaufmann, 1986 William Perry, 1987 William Smith, 1987 William Van Cleave, 1987 Wolf Graf von Baudissin, 1986 Wolfgang Panofsky, 1986 Xu Han, 1987 Yitzhak Rabin, 1987 Yuko Kurihara, 1987 Yuri Davydov, 1986 Yuriy Lebedev, 1986 Yuriy Lebedev, 1987 Yuval Neeman, 1987 Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1986 Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1989