DIRECTORPack, Michael
TITLERickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
DISTRIBUTORPBS
ISBN 9781627891899
DATE PUBLISHED2014
RUNNING TIME94 minutes


This award-winning film presents the provocative, continuous career of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the architect of the U.S. nuclear navy. The film illustrates his vision and drive that resulted in the construction of the Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine. In addition to being instrumental in the U.S. Navy's development of nuclear power, Rickover also managed the construction of the first civilian nuclear power plant at Shippingsport, Pennsylvania. The integration of interviews, historical footage, and docudrama scenes emphasizes Rickover’s brash management style, his obsession with safety, and how he challenged the defense industry.


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