Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Robert Oppenheimer (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Colonel Kenneth Nichols / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Jana Shelden ...
 Kitty Oppenheimer / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
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 Enrico Fermi (6 episodes, 1980)
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 Edward Teller (6 episodes, 1980)
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 General Leslie Groves (5 episodes, 1980)
Peter Whitman ...
 Robert Serber (5 episodes, 1980)
Matthew Guinness ...
 Hans Bethe (5 episodes, 1980)
Bob Sherman ...
 Ernest Lawrence (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Robert Wilson (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Frank Oppenheimer (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Isidor Rabi (4 episodes, 1980)
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 John Manley (3 episodes, 1980)
Liza Ross ...
 Jacky Oppenheimer (3 episodes, 1980)
Blain Fairman ...
 Robert Bacher (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Jean Tatlock (3 episodes, 1980)
Erica Stevens ...
 Charlotte Serber (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Haakon Chevalier (3 episodes, 1980)
Peter Banks ...
 Joseph Volpe (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Lewis Strauss (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Colonel John Lansdale (2 episodes, 1980)
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 George Kistiakowsky (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Rossi Lomanitz (2 episodes, 1980)
Colin Bennett ...
 Seth Neddermeyer (2 episodes, 1980)
Billy J. Mitchell ...
 Captain 'Deke' Parsons (2 episodes, 1980)
Rosemary Faith ...
 Mitzi Teller (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Steve Nelson (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Priscilla Duffield (2 episodes, 1980)
Douglas Lambert ...
 Kenneth Bainbridge (2 episodes, 1980)
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 F.B.I. Agent (2 episodes, 1980)
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 F.B.I. Agent (2 episodes, 1980)
Nigel Anthony ...
 Scientist (2 episodes, 1980)
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work. Written by scgary66

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Enrico Fermi: One last look at Creation.
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Why can't we get copies of this excellent series?
10 December 2004 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Has anyone found a way to purchase copies of this series yet? I can see that a lot of people have inquired but I can't tell if any of them have been successful. It's hard to believe that a series this good cannot be viewed by people today, especially one based on real issues faced by real people during what were both tense and exciting times in our country. How can this be true and what can we do to change it? As an aside I agree with all the comments other writers have made about this series on this web site. This is an excellent story about events that everyone should be aware of and know something about today. Lots of us saw this series when we were in college or around that time anyway. Now we want to share it with our children ... but we can't? If that is true what would some good written materials be that would relay the same information?


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