The Bomb

PBS | 8:00 pm

Today’s audiences have gotten a taste of its history via the series "Manhattan," but the nuclear bomb and its roots also are examined in this documentary, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the weapon’s first explosion. Physicist Derek Muller recalls the tests that ultimately yielded one of the most destructive devices in history, proven for all time by its deployment on Hiroshima. Former Secretary of State George Shultz is among interviewees.