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Smithsonian Channel revisits Hiroshima bombing

U.S. cable net Smithsonian Channel has set an August air date for the one-hour special, The Day the Bomb Dropped (pictured), commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
July 27, 2015

U.S. cable net Smithsonian Channel has set an August air date for The Day the Bomb Dropped (pictured), commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

The one-hour special – written and directed by Leslie Woodhead – will provide an hour-by-hour account of the events of August 6, 1945, from the perspective of those directly involved with the U.S. mission of dropping the atom bomb over the Japanese city.

The Dominic West-narrated film will shed light on the day that ushered in the atomic age through the use of archival footage, news reports, radio bulletins and a raft of witness testimonies including Enola Gay navigator Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, Manhattan Project scientists Robert Krohn and Lilli Hornig, and blast survivor Tetsushi Yonezawa, who stood on a crowded tram only 750 yards from ground zero.

Produced by Finestripe Productions, Sue Summers serves as executive producer while Lorraine McKechnie is producer. David Royle and Charles Poe are executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

The Day the Bomb Dropped will premiere August 2 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Smithsonian Channel.

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