I Was There

HISTORY | 10:03 pm

Host Theo Wilson makes a virtual trip back through time, arriving in Russia on April 26, 1986, to provide an eyewitness account of frantic efforts by workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant to stave off a catastrophic accident in the new episode "Chernobyl Disaster." From his vantage point at Ground Zero, Wilson explores the decisions — and the cover-ups — by Soviet leaders before, during and after the reactor meltdown, a calamity that jeopardized the lives of millions of both Soviet and European citizens.