The Movement and the ‘Madman’: PBS PREMIERE MARCH 28, 2023 ON AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — A nuclear war planner and National Security Policy staff recall how close the US came to using nuclear weapons in Vietnam in 1969
The Movement and Madman documentary film
The little-known story of a dramatic showdown between a protest movement and a president
In the “Doomsday Machine”: Daniel Ellsberg, recalls the Vietnam Moratorium Peace Movement of October – November 1969.
In 2023, as threats to use nuclear weapons resound from Russia during the Ukraine war, in the U.S. PBS filmmakers revisit the threat, not known in 1969, being planned in the White House — and how politics changed a president’s mind.