Series
The Great Opposites
Episode
Fallout and Disarmament
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-cj87h1fq8g
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Description
Episode Description
"On this program- for the first time in public- Dr. Edward Teller, 'father of the H-bomb,' and Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize winner, debated whether or not atom bomb tests should be continued as a deterrent against Russia or be stopped because of radiation hazards of fallout."--1958 Peabody Digest. KQED station manager James Day discusses the role of an informed public in shaping American policy and gives biographical data on the scientists. Pauling describes the dangers of nuclear testing and discusses his petition to the United Nations calling for an end to testing. Pauling says that an article Teller wrote about the petition for Life Magazine is inaccurate. Teller stands by his article and states that there is no conclusive evidence that radiation is harmful in small doses. He believes that military strength, including nuclear testing, is the only deterrent to Soviet expansion and that the U.S. could successfully fight and win a limited nuclear war.
Broadcast Date
1958-02-20
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:39.553
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Credits
Director: Nissen, Robert
Director: Marans, Gerald
Moderator: Day, James
Panelist: Teller, Edward
Panelist: Pauling, Linus
Producer: Rice, Jonathan C.
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
Producing Organization: KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-f620686fbf8 (Filename)
Format: 16mm film
Duration: 0:55:00
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Citations
Chicago: “The Great Opposites; Fallout and Disarmament,” 1958-02-20, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cj87h1fq8g.
MLA: “The Great Opposites; Fallout and Disarmament.” 1958-02-20. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cj87h1fq8g>.
APA: The Great Opposites; Fallout and Disarmament. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-cj87h1fq8g