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The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Season 21 Episode 1

About the Episode

In the Spring of 1954, the U.S. government put J. Robert Oppenheimer, the country's preeminent atomic scientist and the man behind the atomic bomb, on trial for national loyalty. The setting was a hearing to determine the status of Opppenheimer's security clearance, but the drama that unfolded was a parade of all the fears of a paranoid Cold War government desperate not to be outgunned.

Aired: 01/24/09 | Expires: 07/27/26 | Runtime: 1hr 49m 38s