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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 14, Episode 17 Confessions of a Weaponeer

First Aired: March 3, 1987

In a 1982 interview with Carl Sagan, chemist George Kistiakowsky (1900-82) recalls his work on the atom bomb, his service as advisor to President Eisenhower and his subsequent efforts to end the arms buildup. Kistiakowsky also recalls developing the device that detonated the atom bomb and his work in the 1950s on ICBMs.