Robert Oppenheimer Reflects on the Trinity Atomic Bomb Test

The interview portion of this footage, which aired on NBC in 1965, shows American theoretical physicist and "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer reflecting on the July 16, 1945 Trinity test in New Mexico. Oppenheimer's quote reveals a more philosophical viewpoint, ending with a line from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Related Article: Manhattan: History vs. Hollywood

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