Season 11, Episode 8 The World According to Weisskopf

First Aired: April 3, 1984

A 1984 profile of Victor Weisskopf, a physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb. Today, as an adviser to Pope John Paul II, he is working against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Included: his youth in Vienna during WWI; his recollection of the first A-bomb test; his love of music.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: 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)

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