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American Experience; Radio Bikini


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American Experience
Radio Bikini
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Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In July 1946, the U.S. Navy staged "Operation Crossroads"--two highly publicized atomic bomb tests at a Pacific Island called Bikini. This film is the story of those tests and their effect not only on the thousands of Naval personnel and spectators who watched, but also on the Bikinians whose homes was rendered uninhabitable by contamination, even now, 40 years later.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Radio Bikini,” 06/10/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_087B6218A1144AF98A3D48A079E9FAFD.
MLA: “American Experience; Radio Bikini.” 06/10/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_087B6218A1144AF98A3D48A079E9FAFD>.
APA: American Experience; Radio Bikini. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_087B6218A1144AF98A3D48A079E9FAFD
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