VIDEO: SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, airing 10/29
SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD (Tue 10.23 at 9 pm on PBS - check local listings) tells the little-known story of Soviet naval officer Vasili Arkhipov, the Brigade Chief of Staff on submarine B-59, who refused to fire a nuclear missile and saved the world from World War III and nuclear disaster.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD is a Bedlam Production for THIRTEEN in association with WNET and Channel 1 Russia. Executive producer for WNET is Steve Burns. Coordinating producer is Stephanie Carter. For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS - THREE MEN GO TO WAR (Tue 10.23 at 8 pm on PBS - check local listings) explores the roles three iconic leaders, Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, played during some of the most dangerous moments in history.
These programs are among the full-length episodes available for viewing on Secrets of the Dead Online (pbs.org/secrets). Along with the extensive online video catalog, the series web site provides resources for educators with lesson plans for middle school and high school teachers.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD has received 10 CINE Golden Eagle Awards and six Emmy nominations, among numerous other awards.
In 2012, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York's flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchaseand provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Todayand the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.