Series
Night Times
Episode
Nuclear Outpost
Producing Organization
KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-3775t3gz9n
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Description
Episode Description
"What happens to people who work and live with nuclear weapons? 'Nuclear Outpost' profiles the inner life of a nuclear [Air Force] base at Minot, North Dakota. In the midst of the Midwestern prairie is buried the greatest Minuteman II arsenal in the country. Central to this missile stockpile is the [Air Force] base which houses a B52 squadron. The combat crews who command these nuclear weapons are the subject of this documentary. Their relation to the nuclear world is strikingly different than ours. To us, nuclear implies an abstract, apocalyptic future. To the crews and surrounding farmers who live on a daily basis with these nuclear systems, the nuclear world has become routine and ordinary. 'Nuclear Outpost' probes this unusual atmosphere which operates as an isolated post within the greater world of events."--1983 Peabody Awards entry form. Captain Eddie Traylor demonstrates a day in the life of a pilot for the Strategic Air Command. Missileer Captain Larry Brown, along with Lieutenant Jim Schrudowitz, talk about the responsibilities and thought involved with managing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Broadcast Date
1983-03-25
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:34:30.655
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Credits
Producing Organization: KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-125a845000d (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:36:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Night Times; Nuclear Outpost,” 1983-03-25, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3775t3gz9n.
MLA: “Night Times; Nuclear Outpost.” 1983-03-25. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3775t3gz9n>.
APA: Night Times; Nuclear Outpost. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-3775t3gz9n