Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This four-part, eight-hour PBS miniseries was the first production of the Ted Turner Foundation's documentary division. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, the series focused on weapons of mass destruction: how they came to be developed, who has them, who might first use them, how the average person can "understand" them, and what to do to prevent the end of humankind. Individual episode titles included "Silent Killers: Poisons and Plagues," "Nuclear Nightmare: Losing Control," "The New Face of Terror: Upping the Ante," "Confronting Terrorism: Turning the Tide." When Avoiding Armageddon was originally telecast from April 14 through 17, 2003, each episode concluded with a discussion moderated by series producer Frank Sesno.
terrorism, weapons-of-mass-destruction, world-destruction, biological-weapons, chemical-warfare, threat, anthrax, plague, poison-gas, smallpox, vaccine