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New assessments of Oppenheimer's role in history

Clip: 12/26/2022 | 7m 55s  | Video has closed captioning.

Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons during World War II and is perhaps best known as the "Father of the Atomic Bomb.” But he was a complicated man. As William Brangham explains, there are new assessments of his role in history.

Aired: 12/26/22

Rating: NR

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