Charlie Isaacs and his family arrive in Los Alamos and attempt to navigate a community built on secrets. Frank Winter, the head of the Manhattan Project, struggles with the sacrifices he is making to help the U.S. win World War II.
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When Frank brings Paloma a radio, he plugs it in and it immediately starts playing. All radios made in the 1940's used vacuum tubes which need to warm up for 30 seconds to a minute before the radio would play anything. See more
Frank Winter claims to an MP that the Vice President doesn't know what the Manhattan Project is and thinks it's a leaky tunnel on the IRT. While that would later be true during the brief Vice Presidency of Harry Truman, the episode is set in July 1943 (as per the on-screen caption), more than 1½ years before Truman ascended to office. Vice President Henry A. Wallace was very much aware of the project to build an atomic bomb, and had chaired FDR's secret board in 1942 to determine if such a weapon were possible. Vice President Wallace is often regarded as the father of the Manhattan Project. See more
Concerto for Cootie
Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by Duke Ellington See more