The Man Who Saved the World

Described Video:
The story of Lt. Colonel Stanislav E. Petrov who held the fate of the world in his hands for a few crucial minutes. When an alarm went off indicating that five American nuclear missiles had been launched against the Soviet Union, he followed his gut feeling and went against orders, convincing the armed forces that the threat was a false alarm saving the world from nuclear disaster.
Aired:
Jan 11, 2019