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How to Stream To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb
The documentary chronicles physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s world-changing invention — the atomic bomb — and his subsequent fall from grace.
From NBC News Studios comes the documentary To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. Executive produced and directed by Emmy® winner Christopher Cassel, To End All War debuted on MSNBC and is streaming now on Peacock.
Where Can I Watch the Oppenheimer Documentary?
The true story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s journey from driven and ambitious scientist to remorseful and tormented man struck hard by the gravity of what he’s done, To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb includes interviews with Bill Nye, grandson Charles Oppenheimer, Hiroshima survivor Hideko Tamura, Los Alamos resident Ellen Bradbury Reid, nuclear physicist Michio Kaku, filmmaker Jon Else, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Kai Bird and Richard Rhodes and many more; as well as with Christopher Nolan, the writer-director of Universal Pictures’ epic thriller Oppenheimer (in theaters now). To End All War explores how one man’s brilliance, hubris, and relentless drive changed the nature of war forever.
Oppenheimer was tapped to direct the weapons laboratory at Los Alamos during the infamous Manhattan Project, the government research project formed to create the atomic bomb. The narrative centerpiece of To End All War is the Trinity test in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945. For Oppenheimer, the successful detonation of the first atom bomb validated years of tireless work. But in this moment of seeming triumph – as the first mushroom cloud ever seen envelops the pre-dawn sky – Oppenheimer saw before him a destructive power of almost supernatural magnitude. As he would say later, he felt he had become “death, the destroyer of worlds... “ and life would never be the same.
“Few, if any, figures in history have had as profound an impact on the future of the world as J. Robert Oppenheimer, or paid a steeper personal price for it,” said Cassel. “Oppenheimer’s story is an irresistibly compelling personal drama at the nexus of politics, science and warfare that remains terrifyingly relevant today, not only due to the ongoing nuclear threat, but also the persistent danger of being persecuted for dissenting political views."
For more Oppenheimer, see Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film now in theaters, and complement it with Inside Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, streaming now on Peacock.