Albuquerque PBS affiliate channel 5, KNME, will air a documentary on the atomic bomb tonight.
The documentary, “The Bomb,” is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The two-hour documentary will highlight the path humans took to harness the power of atomic energy.
According to PBS, “The Bomb” will feature newly restored footage of nuclear weaponry that was only recently released by the government. Also included will be rarely seen footage from bomb tests through the 1950s and 1960s.
Of course, much of the primary research work for the construction of the atomic bomb, which was a key instrument in ending World War II in Japan, was done in Los Alamos.
“The arc of this story is filled with fascinating breakthroughs, agonizing human dilemmas, and unintended consequences,” said Bill Margol, senior director of Programming and Development for PBS. “‘The Bomb’ provides a comprehensive look at the nuclear age and offers a chance for current generations to understand the indelible impact this discovery and invention had, and continues to have, on all of us.”
On Wednesday, there will be a presentation on NOVA, the long-running PBS series, entitled “Nuclear Meltdown Disaster,” about the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan.