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  • Russian President Putin Addresses UN General Assembly
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    Russian President Putin Addresses U.N. General Assembly

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered virtual remarks at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He discussed the role of the U.N. Security Council, coronavirus…

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    Baseless

    Nicholson Baker talked about Project Baseless, a secret 1950s Air Force program to develop chemical and biological weapons, and the challenges faced by researchers trying to uncover…

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  • August 1945 Universal Newsreel
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    August 1945 Universal Newsreel

    This 1945 Universal Newsreel includes stories about the Potsdam Declaration of Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and President Harry Truman, the science behind the atom bomb, and Truman’s…

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  • emThe Apocalypse Factoryem
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    The Apocalypse Factory

    Steve Olson provided a history of the Hanford Nuclear Power Plant that was constructed in eastern Washington State in 1943 and manufactured the plutonium for the bomb that was dropped on…

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  • Mark Adams on Truman Bomb Decision Artifacts
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    Mark Adams on Truman Bomb Decision Artifacts

    Education director Mark Adams showed items in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum collection that tell the story of President Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs, including…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour The Atomic Bomb
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour- The Atomic Bomb

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour explored the American story with a look at the creation and use of the first atomic weapon by the United States on Japan in 1945.

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  • Soviet Spy Klaus Fuchs
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    Soviet Spy Klaus Fuchs

    Nancy Thorndike Greenspan talked about her book, Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs, which looks at the life of the spy who gave the Soviets America’s plans for a plutonium bomb. The…

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  • emThe Buttonem
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    The Button

    Former Defense Secretary William Perry (1994-1997) and Ploughshares Fund director of policy Tom Collina talked about the nuclear arms race since the end of World War II and the threat of…

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  • emCountdown 1945em
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    Countdown 1945

    Fox News' Chris Wallace provided a history of the lead-up to the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. This was a virtual event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi…

    430 views
  • World War II Veteran Ben Bederson Oral History Interview
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    World War II Veteran Ben Bederson Oral History Interview

    In this National World War II Museum oral history recorded in 2016, Army veteran Ben Bederson talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and working on the ignition…

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  • 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
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    75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

    August 9 marks 75 years since the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan, devastating the city of Nagasaki three days after the first attack on Hiroshima. Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s…

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  • World War II Veteran Eugene DiSabatino Oral History Interview
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    World War II Veteran Eugene DiSabatino Oral History Interview

    World War II Army veteran Eugene DiSabatino talked about his assignment to the Manhattan Project, which included being stationed at Los Alamos and accompanying the second bomb to Japan.…

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  • Daniel Ellsberg on Nuclear War Planning and Policy
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    Daniel Ellsberg on Nuclear War Planning and Policy

    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst recently announced the acquisition of the papers of Daniel Ellsberg, which became part of their special collections library. In an event marking the…

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  • Potsdam Conference 75th Anniversary
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    Potsdam Conference 75th Anniversary

    Michael Neiberg -- war studies chair at the U.S. Army War College -- talked about the personalities and stakes involved at the 1945 Potsdam Conference convened near the end of World War II. President Truman had…

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  • emEnd Timesem
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    End Times

    Future correspondent for Axios Bryan Walsh discussed various threats humanity faces such as global warming, asteroids, and nuclear war. This virtual event was hosted by the Tucson Festival…

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  • HiroshimaNagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit
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    Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit

    Peter Kuznick gave a tour of an exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In cooperation with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki…

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  • emEffects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasakiem
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    Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Author and historian Greg Mitchell discussed a collection of films from the U.S. National Archives documenting the aftermath of the atomic bombs of August, 1945. Some of the films were shot…

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  • JFK Civil Rights and Nuclear Arms Race
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    JFK, Civil Rights and Nuclear Arms Race

    Andrew Cohen talked about two successive days in John F. Kennedy’s presidency that defined his response to the nuclear arms race and civil rights. Mr. Cohen is the author of Two Days in…

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  • FDR Truman and the Atomic Bomb
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    FDR, Truman and the Atomic Bomb

    The National World War II Museum hosted an online discussion on the development and use of the atomic bomb by the United States. Participants included President Truman’s grandson Clifton…

    613 views
  • emThe Last Bombem
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    The Last Bomb

    The Last Bomb is a 1945 War Department film documenting the final months of the B-29 super fortress air campaign against Japan. It concludes with the August 1945 atomic bombings of…

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