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Season 10, Episode 8 Wonders Are Many: The Making of "Doctor Atomic"

First Aired: December 16, 2008

The creation of "Doctor Atomic," an opera about physicist and so-called "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer in the run-up to the first atomic bomb test in 1945, is interwoven with a history of nuclear weaponry.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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