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[09/26/13 - 01:10 PM]
Military Channel Explores an Alternate American History, in Which John F. Kennedy Never Became President, In Its New Special "What If...? Armageddon 1962"
The special, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Military Channel]

MILITARY CHANNEL EXPLORES AN ALTERNATE AMERICAN HISTORY, IN WHICH JOHN F. KENNEDY NEVER BECAME PRESIDENT, IN ITS NEW SPECIAL "WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962"

-- Produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962 Premieres on Tuesday, October 22 at 10/9c on Military Channel --

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Most Americans aren't aware that a mere footnote in our country's history could have been the catalyst for a potentially catastrophic series of events in the early 1960s. Lee Harvey Oswald was not the first man who wanted to kill John F. Kennedy. Three years earlier, a deranged political fanatic named Richard Pavlick plotted to murder JFK with a suicide bomb in Palm Beach, Fla. Pavlick came within seconds of carrying out his plan just weeks before President-elect Kennedy was to take office. What if JFK had died in December 1960? In an all-new and riveting take on American history, the Military Channel, in collaboration with NBC News' Peacock Productions, presents the world premiere special WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962 on Tuesday, October 22 at 10/9c. The documentary travels back to the 1960s to explore what might have happened if Lyndon B. Johnson was in office instead of JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Our nation's history often appears predestined. But in truth, historical events are frequently borne out of a series of random occurrences. If one seemingly minor aspect of an iconic event played out differently, U.S. - indeed, world - history could radically change forever. Inspired by author and political journalist Jeff Greenfield's imaginative and knowing book "Then Everything Changed," WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962 poses the question: where would the world be today if JFK had not been alive to expertly guide America through the Cuban Missile Crisis?

"In WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962, the Military Channel shines a light on what is arguably the most important political event of the 1960s - the Cuban Missile Crisis - and how, with different leadership, much of the world might have been destroyed in a nuclear war," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Military Channel, and Destination America. "The film is a departure from the typical conspiracy theories that exist around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, resulting instead in a very plausible "what-if" scenario that truly illustrates the pressure cooker of an unprecedented international crisis and its potential consequences for life and death."

Along with remarkable archival film footage, photos, and strikingly realistic images of "what-if" situations, four experts provide commentary to compare what really happened and what might have been:

· Jeff Greenfield: Political journalist and author of "Then Everything Changed" and the upcoming "If Kennedy Lived," Greenfield reveals an alternate world by combining thorough research and an insider's knowledge of politics.

· John Gresham: A passionate historian and well-known commentator on military history, Gresham co-wrote "DEFCON-2," a single-volume history of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

· Timothy Naftali: An expert on counterterrorism and the Cold War, Naftali is the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Among others, he co-authored two books on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev.

· Eric Swedin: In his book "When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis," historian Swedin posits a shocking apocalyptic vision in an alternate-history retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After "Then Everything Changed" and WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962, Jeff Greenfield delves into alternate history once again in his new novel "If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History" (debuts October 22, 2013: Putnam). Greenfield provides shockingly realistic scenarios with plausible details to map out an alternate world in which JFK lives to complete his presidency, thus radically affecting the future of the United States.

WHAT IF...? ARMAGEDDON 1962 is produced for Military Channel by NBC News' Peacock Productions. For Peacock, Sharon Scott is President and General Manager, Elizabeth Fischer is executive producer and Jim Cozza is producer. For Military Channel, Sara Kozak is executive producer and senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.

About Military Channel

The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of valor, heroism, and courage from pivotal moments in American history, whether they were on the battlefield, in popular culture, or behind closed doors. Currently available in more than 62 million homes, the network incorporates the best state-of-the-art CGI animation, never-before-seen footage, and gripping interviews to offer in-depth explorations of the armed forces as well as seminal world events and iconic figures that shaped our nation's history, including the Cold War, the struggle for Civil Rights, and the Space Race. For more information, please visit Military.Discovery.com, facebook.com/Military, or twitter.com/MilitaryChannel. Military Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.





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