Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365530722/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=tbom_covefullprogram (US Only) THE BOMB premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 8/7c on PBS.
In 1946, fear and faith in science collide. For the first time, Americans begin to learn more about the bomb. One in-depth essay about the experiences of the people in Hiroshima creates a sensation and has enormous impact, causing many to rethink nuclear weapons. At the same time, the new Atomic Age is promising miraculous progress in all areas of life, thanks to the wonders of the atom.