Season 19, Episode 11 The Genius Behind the Bomb

First Aired: September 29, 1992

The life of physicist Leo Szilard, "The Genius Behind the Bomb" who became an activist against nuclear weapons. Included: archival footage. Also: comments from Edward Teller and Jonas Salk. Ed Asner narrates.

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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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