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August 5, 2005 Sixty years ago tomorrow, the crew of an American B-29 bomber dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan. Madeleine Brand talks with Mark Straus, editor of the magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which published the responses of historians, physicists and diplomats who were asked if they would or would not have used atomic weapons to end the war with Japan.
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August 5, 2005 Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Producer Richard Paul examines American public opinion on the bombing that ended World War II in the Pacific.
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August 6, 2005 Few who witnessed the attacks remain, yet the destruction is etched in human memory. More powerful nuclear weapons followed Fat Man and Little Boy, but none have been used in war. The 60th anniversary of the bombings prompts reflections on one of history's most dramatic moments.
January 17, 2004 Hiroshima Maiden is the name of a theater work based on the experiences of a group of women disfigured by the atomic bomb. To help raise money for reconstructive surgery in New York, two of the women and their sponsor appeared on an episode of the old TV show This Is Your Life. One of the guests was the co-pilot of the Enola Gay.
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June 6, 2000 Author Bob Greene discusses his book Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War. Greene talked to Paul Tibbets, who piloted the Enola Gay, the plane used to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Greene says his conversations with Tibbets gave him a better understanding of his own father.
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