The bomb

A powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

05:21

Examine the 1962 crisis — the closest the world has ever come to thermonuclear war.


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Public Dialogue and Atomic Culture

05:27

See how the bomb and atomic age promised terrible fear and miraculous progress in 1946.

Secret Cities

05:37

Learn about the cities that appear around the lab and how the project is kept secret.