CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1985
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(Studio) Race between allies and Nazis during World War II to build first atomic bomb reviewed; historical films and photos shown. Role of Alsos Group, lead by Dutch physicist Samuel Goutsmit, in determining-status of Nazi efforts discussed. [Physicist Victor WEISSKOPF - explains Franklin Roosevelt's order to develop atomic bomb.] Manhattan Project, directed by J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves, examined; Albert Einstein and physicist Leo Szilard recalled warning Roosevelt of Nazi abilities under Werner Heisenberg. [Carl WERKS - remembers Nazi realization of inability to manufacturer necessary components of bomb.] [WEISSKOPF - notes US never considered halting efforts despite discovery of Nazis' failure.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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