Video: The History of the Bomb

WAR AND PEACE IN THE NUCLEAR AGE

PBS; Mondays; 8 p.m. on most stations

As though in penance for its sins, television occasionally tries to promote literacy in the sense of both knowledge and reading. Such megasubjects as science, art, mythology and civilization, as well as the hot and cold wars of the 20th century, have been creditably presented in public-TV documentaries, usually with what are called in the trade "book tie-ins." Now the history of the Bomb is traced in a masterly 13-part PBS series, War and Peace in the Nuclear Age, and in a comprehensive, highly readable companion book...

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