Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when the world edged perilously close to nuclear war.
The Russians had secretly placed nuclear tipped missiles in Cuba that could have reached the U.S. in minutes. When American spy planes discovered this, President John F. Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of the island and threatened military action.
For 13 days, the world feared nuclear Armaggedon. And then it was over...Or was it?
Writer David Coleman joins the show to discuss his new book, "The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis."