Video: Ultimate Fallout

OPPENHEIMER PBS, beginning May 11,9p.m. E.D.T.

They thought they could do it. All their calculations told them they could do it. But it was not until 5:30 a.m., Monday, July 16, 1945, that they were sure. Then, in a flash that illuminated the New Mexico desert for miles around, the atomic era began, and J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of Los Alamos scientists realized that they had pulled off the most astonishing scientific achievement of the century. Only later did they truly comprehend the extent to which they had released an evil genie...

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