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… read more

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 Truman Daniel, FDR Presidential Library and Museum director Paul Sparrow, and historian Edward Lengel. Recorded online due to the coronavirus pandemic, the three talked about the secrecy of the Manhattan Project, the debates over using the new weapon, and the long term effects of the August 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. close

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  • Paul Sparrow Director Roosevelt (Franklin) Presidential Library and Museum
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FDR, Truman and the Atomic Bomb

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Program ID:
473468-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 2020 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 08, 2020 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 19, 2020 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2020 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2020 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2020 | 10:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2020 | 1:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2020 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3