As it so happens, Terry Teachout wrote an article about The Missiles of October earlier this month, observing the 50th anniversary of the event that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Teachout describes many of the same aspects of Missiles that I admired in the production, so rather than rehash them I recommend you click on the link and check him out. (You should anyway; he's one of the most talented culture critics around, and always edifying.) It's gratifying to know I have such good taste in television!
Watch The Missiles of October it its entirety, starting below with part 1. ◙