Dean Rusk – At the Heartbeat of History, tells the story of a man chosen by JFK and LBJ to be secretary of state during one of the most turbulent periods in American history. Born in Cherokee County, Georgia Rusk played a key role in the 1960s during the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. In triumph or tragedy, Dean Rusk’s impact on the 20th century was extraordinary.Premiere Date: May 27, 2014 | Runtime: 00:29:28
Each of these incredible people changed history on the world stage, but all were born or nurtured in Georgia. Whether they saved lives, opened doors, or brightened our world, they are all Georgia Greats and they are now part of a dramatic new biography series for Georgia Public Broadcasting.