Posted: December 17, 2008
What is your favorite front page in the Rocky150 series, and why?
“I think it may actually be a series of front pages from October, 1962 – the aptly named ‘week that shook the world.’ It was early in John F. Kennedy’s presidency, the U.S. had discovered Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles based in Cuba, more Russian ships were headed for Cuba, and Kennedy blockaded them. For nearly a week, every day the front page carried these very dramatic headlines, with the world truly sitting on the edge of its seat. Would the Russians run the blockade? Would the Navy attack? Not only was it history, but I was intrigued by a vague memory of living through it. I was thirteen years old then.”