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America Close Up (Cuban Missile Crisis) #583746

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(No location given: Maria Shriver) New information on the Cuban missile crisis reviewed, including an exclusive interview held with Fidel Castro; contemporary scenes shown. [Kennedy administration Defense Secretary Robert McNAMARA - says President John F. Kennedy and I underestimated the danger of nuclear war.] [In 1961, KENNEDY - says any missile launched from Cuba will be considered an attack by the USSR against the US.] [Former Soviet military commander General Mikhail TITOV - (thru translator) describes the short-range nuclear missiles.] [McNAMARA - says Nikita Khrushchev had delegated the authority to use the missiles to the Cubans.] [CASTRO - (thru translator) comments; says Khrushchev yielded.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Coverage later tonight of the topic in a news special "One Minute to Midnight: The Real Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis" noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Shriver, Maria

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