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Special Segment (A-Bomb Debate) #512340

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1980
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(Studio) Tomorrow noted anniversary of United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Dvt. of 1st atomic bomb in 1945 by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and associates recalled; film shown. [OPPENHEIMER - comments.] Oppenheimer and scientists at Los Alamos recalled developing 2 bombs: "Little Boy," uranium Powered bomb later dropped on Hiroshima, and "Fat Man," tested on July 16th. Film of that test shown. [1963, OPPENHEIMER - recalls July 16th test.] Group of Los Alamos scientists recalled preparing Hiroshima bomb on Tinian Island in the Pacific; Dr. Raemer Schreiber noted among them. [SCHREIBER - comments.] [Dr. Philip MORRISON - thinks he was wrong to do what government wanted.] Morrison, an advocate of nuclear disarmament, said believing United States decision to bomb Japan was wrong; details given, films shown. [MORRISON - comments.] President Harry Truman's decision to use A-bomb said due to continue US casualties in the Pacific that summer. [TRUMAN - explains rationale.] No. of people killed in bombing of Hiroshima Nagasaki and from radiation since noted.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:04:20

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