What are the chances of an accidental nuclear war?

Justin Kaufmann and Eric Schlosser

Justin Kaufmann and Eric Schlosser

Journalist and author Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation,” “Reefer Madness”) joins Justin to discuss the new documentary, “Command and Control,” which is based on his book, “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.” Eric talks about when he became interested in this story, the differences between writing the novel and producing the documentary, his desire to uncover stories that the public should know about, the challenges of keeping nuclear weapons safe, how the film exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. The film will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center through next week.

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