American Prometheus

Feature

Friday, March 10, 2006

Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. WNYC's Sara Fishko examines how the epic and tragic arc of his life has turned Oppenheimer into a modern American myth.

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Sara Fishko

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