Hiroshima

Prescription for Survival

Doctor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Bernard Lown talks with Living on Earth about his journey to save the world from nuclear warfare, and his new book "Prescription for Survival."

The World - Episode 20071101 - Hiroshima news

There are two news events today relating to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. General Paul Tibbets, the American pilot who flew the Enola Gay on that mission to Hiroshima, has died at the age of 92. And Japan's Supreme Court ruled that the Japanese government must pay compensation to survivors of the atomic bomb blast who live outside Japan. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Justice

As Hiroshima's survivors age, their need to speak out grows

In the fourth part of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, what is the psychological effect of surviving an atomic bomb blast, and the radiation that followed? Researchers say Hiroshima's survivors, often stuck living in the past, are plagued by their "maximum authority" as direct witnesses and struggle with a "lifelong encounter with death."

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Photos: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb

Thousands of people were instantly killed after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. About 140,000 would die from complications as a result of the bombing by the end of the year. Here are a selection of historical images on the ground in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped.

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