Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Catalogue Number: 041756
Producer: PBS Video
Subject: Documentary, History, Science
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 120
Closed Captions: Yes
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed the power of the atom, ultimately transforming the Navy and changing the course of America's technological development. As questions about nuclear power have arisen in the wake of the disaster in Japan, RICKOVER considers the story of the man who started it all: Hyman G. Rickover.
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