MPR's Stephen Smith observes an average day in the life of a nuclear missile crew based at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. He finds out that there is no button to launch a nuke; it's actually a set of keys…and keeping the keys can be pretty dull work.
1989 San Francisco State University Broadcast Media Award, News Feature category
1988 MNSPJ Page One Award, first place in Excellence in Journalism - Radio Features category
1988 Northwest Broadcast News Association Award, award of merit in Feature - Large Market category
1989 CPB Public Radio Program Award, silver award in Local News category