Ultimate Weapon: The H-Bomb Dilemma | 1999

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In the wake of the destructive power unleashed by the atomic bomb, the physicists who invented the weapon found themselves in an agonizing moral debate over whether or not they should create the more destructive ...more

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In the wake of the destructive power unleashed by the atomic bomb, the physicists who invented the weapon found themselves in an agonizing moral debate over whether or not they should create the more destructive hydrogen bomb. Over thirty individuals recount the moral struggle that they wrestled with regarding their obligation as scientists and citizens in the new nuclear age. The program features declassified information from the Los Alamos archives, information obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, private archival collections and film from 44 rolls of declassified government H-bomb footage.

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