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American Experience; Radio Bikini

06/10/1988


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Series
American Experience
Program
Radio Bikini
Program Number

102

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.

Duration

00:61:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Radio Bikini,” 06/10/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_087B6218A1144AF98A3D48A079E9FAFD.
MLA: “American Experience; Radio Bikini.” 06/10/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <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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