We're in the middle of the 50th anniversary of those 13 nail-biting days in 1962 when nuclear war seemed like a real possibility.
The narrative of the Cuban Missile Crisis has been told and retold many times.
But a new project aims to engage younger, more gadget-addicted consumers of history and politics.
Host Marco Werman talks with Koji Masutani of The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
He's the filmmaker and one of the producers behind "The Armageddon Letters," a project that uses animated shorts, blogs, podcasts, a graphic novel and a book to share new perspectives on the Cuban Missile Crisis, including information from newly unclassified documents.