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Friday, August 5, 2005

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  • Hiroshima Cover-up: Stripping the War Department’s Timesman of His Pulitzer

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    This weekend marks the sixtieth anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. William Laurence, the New York Times reporter who covered the bombings, was also on the US government payroll. Journalists Amy Goodman and David Goodman call for the Pulitzer Board to strip Laurence and his paper, The New York Times, of the undeserved prize. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Atomic Bombers Speak

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    Colonel Paul Tibbets named his plane the Enola Gay after his mother. He bombed Hiroshima. Captain Kermit Beahan describes the bombing of Nagasaki. [includes rush transcript]

  • Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered

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    Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000-word report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the long-suppressed article. [includes rush transcript]

  • Film Suppressed: The US Government Hides Hiroshima Nagasaki Footage For Decades

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    Footage of the devastation after the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that was commissioned by the US occupying forces was suppressed for decades. Erik Barnouw reads the words of the Japanese filmmaker Akira Iwasaki.

  • From Oak Ridge to Lawrence Livermore to Los Alamos: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered

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    Activists around the nation are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Grass-roots organizers speak about the ongoing nuclear weapons activity and community resistance. [includes rush transcript]

  • Hiroshima Survivor: No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis, No More War

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    Sunao Tsuboi survived the bombing of Hiroshima. Speaking at an anti-nuclear weapons rally in New York, he said, "Even if you luckily survive you...suffer from psychological and physical disruption...until your life ends." [includes rush transcript]