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  • Emperor Hirohito Friday, July 31 at 10 p.m. When Japan was under American control following World War…
  • Emperor Hirohito Friday, July 31 at 10 p.m. When Japan was under American control following World War…
  • Fat Man and Little Boy Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. In the years leading up to the American bombing…

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Friday, July 31 at 10 p.m.

When Japan was under American control following World War II, it was anticipated that Emperor Hirohito would be tried for war crimes, but these trials never took place. This film explores why he was never tried, and whether or not the Emperor escaped responsibility. With the use of powerful archive footage, dramatizations and witness testimonies, this film explores the Emperor's influence over two decades of war, from Manchuria to Pearl Harbor.

Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m.

In the years leading up to the American bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945, the Manhattan Project was materializing. America was working on a secret effort to build the first nuclear bombs with the potential to end World War II, with military leaders and scientists attempting to bring the mission to fruition. The 1989 film stars Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern and Natasha Richardson.

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29 at 10 p.m.

Discover the untold story of uranium, which has brought hope, progress, destruction, revolution and innovation to our world. Physicist Dr. Derek Muller works to unlock the mysteries of this controversial element. Explore the cultural, scientific and natural history of this incredible yet terrifying rock.

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