"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977. Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.
Hydrogen Bomb Tests. (0:52)
Newsreel Voice-Over: Nineteen-fifty-four, and the U.S. prepared to set off a nuclear explosion that would
dwarf the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the category of small firecrackers.
Zero seconds, and the unbelievable
explosion detonated. The shock wave roared across the ocean and hit the camera ship
miles away from ground point zero.
Narrator: The hydrogen bomb explosion inflamed Pauling's concern about testing nuclear weapons.
Medical research had already found that high-level radiation from the smaller Hiroshima
and Nagasaki atom bombs caused a higher than
average rate of leukemia among the survivors. Fallout particles from the more powerful
H-bomb, created larger-scale problems.
Creator: Robert Vaughn Associated: Linus Pauling Clip ID: 1977v.1-htests
Creator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Robert Vaughn, Frank Catchpool