Friday, July 11, 2014

The Bomb Comes to Off-Broadway and Cable

As I do every year at this time, I will be offering a nearly daily "countdown to Hiroshima" with historical facts and analysis that might surprise a few folks.  (And see my book "Atomic Cover-up.")  For example, on this date in 1945, the U.S. was mulling Japanese peace feelers (less than four weeks before we dropped the first bomb), including a possible offer to surrender if we let them keep their emperor.  Instead, we insisted on "unconditonal" surrender--and then let them keep their emperor.  I'll always be following a new musical (yes) "Atomic" about the Manhattan Project coming off-Broadway in New York--and a TV series on WGN Cable (if you can find it) also set at Los Alamos and titled "Manh(A)ttan."  Here's trailer for the latter:

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