Cynthia Lazaroff tells the tale of her 40 minutes of terror during the Hawaii nuclear missile false alarm in 2018. Then Bill Perry talks about the infinitely more dangerous nuclear false alarm he experienced while in the Pentagon in 1979, and historian Taylor Downing tells the story of an equally dangerous one in the Soviet Union in 1983. Learn why we are still at risk for such false alarms that could potentially trigger World War III by mistake, and what we might do to lower the danger.
Cynthia Lazaroff Joins Former Secretary of Defense William Perry in Episode 1
July 1, 2020 - Premiere
Cynthia Lazaroff and Bruce Allyn are the Senior Creative Producers for this seven-part digital documentary - a deep dive into U.S.-Russian Relations made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
June 19, 2019 - Launch
January 13, 2019
Anniversary of Hawaii False Ballistic Missile Alert
“Lessons from the Hawaii Nuclear Missile Scare" – January 13, 2019”
Bruce Allyn and Cynthia Lazaroff
Monday, April 15, 2019
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars