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Michael Joseloff Wins Peace Corps Writers Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award 2019 (Tunisia)

Michael Joseloff Wins Peace Corps Writers Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award 2019 (Tunisia)

Chasing Heisenberg: The Race for the Atom Bomb By Michael Joseloff (Tunisia 1967-69) Michael Joseloff (Tunisia 1967-69) over the course of his career worked at PBS, CBS News, ABC News and several cable TV networks and won four Emmys, among other awards. His interest in the atom bomb dates back to 1993 when he produced a segment on J. Robert Oppenheimer, Scientific Director of The Manhattan Project, for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He continued reading about America’s race to beat Hitler to the bomb after that, hoping to find new subject matter for a documentary. Several years ago he came across an old photograph in an online archive. The photo, taken shortly before the start of World War II, showed Werner Heisenberg, future architect of Germany’s atomic research program, standing alongside his good friend Enrico Fermi, soon to become a top Manhattan Project scientist. He had found what he was looking . . .

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