In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, a hotline was set up to enable communication between the world's two biggest powers. First established by President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev, it provided a vital link between the leaders of two nations.
Cubans are marking the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion this week. Cuban exile Alfredo Duran was among the men who fought there. He tells anchor Marco Werman why he favors dialogue with Havana and lifting the US embargo.
Valerie Plame Wilson lending her expertise and her voice to 'Countdown to Zero,' a new documentary about nuclear weapons. Looking at both the past and present, the film confronts how real the threat of a devastating nuclear attack still is today.
The Takeaway talks with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Class of 1955. Kennedy helped him get his first job when businesses weren't hiring blacks.
At the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, mourners are lining up to view the body of Senator Kennedy, who will lie in repose later today. Joining The Takeaway are Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Beat the Press, and Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI.
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