The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

About the Show

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: This biography presents a revealing portrait of one of the most important American scientists of the 20th century. Interweaving interviews with family members, scholars and colleagues with dramatic recreations featuring Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, this programme follows J Robert Oppenheimer on a fascinating arc through the century, from the heady world of international physics to the top-secret Manhattan Project, and finally to the dark days of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.