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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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Atomic Weapons Orientation Atoms For Peace: Geneva, 1958 (Part 1 of 2) Atoms For Peace: Geneva, 1958 (Part 2 of 2) Berlin Crisis Berlin Drama: East Berliners Jump to Freedom Brezhnev Visit, 1973 Carter Press Conference Carter Speech at Wake Forest Carter Speech at Wake Forest (cont.) Carter's Address to Congress after Vienna Summit Carter's Address to Congress after Vienna Summit (cont.) Carter's Georgia Tech Speech Carter's Speech to Newspaper Publishers Assoc. China State Visit Chinese Statement Combat Ready The Common Defense (Part 1 of 3) The Common Defense (Part 2 of 3) The Common Defense (Part 3 of 3) Cuban Crisis Davy Crockett Missile Demo Defense Orientation Conference Association presents "Leading From Strength" "The US Army" Defensive Might: President Sees U.S. Sea Power Deng Xiaoping Arrives at Andrews AFB Duck and Cover East Germany Closes Border Effect of Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki First Matador Firing in the Far East Fort Bragg Demonstration Germans Hail Johnson Visit GLCM Deployment The Great Victory of Mao Tse-Tung's Thought Ground Launch Cruise Missiles, 1987 Ground Launched Cruise Missile 1983 Guardians of the High Frontier The History of ABM (Part 2 of 3) The History of ABM (Part 3 of 3) Ike Rallies NATO JFK Reviews Airpower at Eglin Jupiter Buildup in Italy Kennedy Confers With MacMillan Khrushchev Resigns Khrushchev Sees Early Summit Talks Kissinger on Foreign Policy Lance Missile PreOps Load-Out and Movement of Personnel During Cuban Blockade Alert Los Alamos Water Boiler Reactor MacNamara Visits Germany Marines En Route to Cuba Medical Aspect, Hiroshima, Japan, 03/23/1946 Missile Construction V-1 to CIM-10: WWII - 1960 Missile Dismantle MX: Basing Mode Animation MX... In Perspective NATO: The Changed Face of Europe The Navy's Part in Operation Sandstone (1 of 3) The Navy's Part in Operation Sandstone (2 of 3) The Navy's Part in Operation Sandstone (3 of 3) Nixon Arrives in Russia Norad Defense Film Nuclear Power: Two New Subs Are Launched One Week in October Operation Alert Operation Greenhouse Operation Ivy Operation Sandstone, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Atomic Bomb Tests (1 of 2) Operation Sandstone, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Atomic Bomb Tests (2 of 2) Our Worldwide Air Force 1953-1959
Partners in Freedom (Part 1 of 2) Partners in Freedom (Part 2 of 2) Peacekeeper First Launch, 1982 Pentagon Report 1962 Pentagon Report 1962-1963 Pershing II: Position of Strength Polaris to Poseidon President Harry S. Truman signs unification bill President Kennedy Fort Bragg Demonstration President Nixon Visits Russia, 1972 President Nixon Visits Russia, 1972 (Part 1 of 2) President Nixon Visits Russia, 1972 (Part 2 of 2) President Nixon's Arms Control Press Conference President Richard Nixon Radio Speech: State of the World, 1971 Profile of the Future Project Swap: Pershing A-1 System Quarantine Forces (Undersecnav Interest) Ratification of SALT Agreements Reds Launch First Space Satellite Reforger: Inspecting NATO Troops Reforger IV, 1975 Reforger "76" (101st Airborne Division) The Road to the Wall Rollout of First Minuteman Missile from USAF SAC Command Post SAC During the Cuban Crisis Safeguard: Missile Defense System Sahara A-Blast: France Tests Her First Atomic Bomb Saigon, Target Zero Sea Might: New U.S. Sub Joins Fleet Sea Power: First Lady Names Latest U.S. Sub Security Through Sea Power Self Preservation in Atomic Bomb Attack A Sharper Sword and Stronger Shield Shield of Freedom Signing Convention of Bio Weapons (Part 1 of 2) Signing Convention of Bio Weapons (Part 2 of 2) Soviet Military Power, 1987 (Part 1 of 2) Soviet Military Power, 1987 (Part 2 of 2) Space Setback: New Missile Blows Up Stay Safe, Stay Strong Strategic Air Command (SAC), The Global Shield The Strategic Air Command Story Strategic Air Command, 1952 Strategy for Peace 1946-1962 (Part 1 of 2) Strategy for Peace 1946-1962 (Part 2 of 2) The Strength of Strategic Air Command (SAC) The Super-Plane of Tomorrow Target Nevada Trinity Test Twelve Nations Sign North Atlantic Pact United Nations and the Cuban Missile Crisis United States Marine Corps Operations in Support of Cuban Crisis U.S. Defies East German Border Guards US Marines Arrive at Guantanamo Bay Vienna Summit: Carter Arrives in Vienna for SALT II. Vienna Summit: Carter, Brezhnev sign Salt II We'll Live in Peril says Kennedy The Why of Army Missiles World Exhibit of Atoms for Peace Opens in Geneva XB-70A Progress Report No. 16 The Year 1945 Your Defense (Part 1 of 2) Your Defense (Part 2 of 2) 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron 8th Infantry Division West Germany The 20-Year History of the Antiballistic Missile Program (Part 1 of 3) 42d Field Artillery Group