"THE PEACEFUL ATOM" - PRO-ATOMIC ENERGY 1950S SPEECH A nuclear reactor fades to a man standing in his office giving a speech on the benefits of atomic energy: "You and I are living in the atomic age. The peaceful atom, no longer just a laboratory dream is here today working wonders providing a happier, more abundant world for all mankind.” The man continues talking then the camera pans past him to a map of the United States on the wall that fades to a city skyline.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
1950S HOUSEWIFE PROMOTES BENEFITS OF ATOMIC ENERGY A man’s VO talks about the benefits of electric power that can now be produced from the atom while a housewife bustles about her shiny new kitchen serving her guest. Then the housewife speaks: “You know, I don't know what I'd do without my new all-electric kitchen. Really it saves me hours of work every day but do you suppose our appliances would run as well on atomic energy?"
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:33:00, With Audio
TWO FACTORY WORKERS DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF ATOMIC ENERGY - 1950S Two factory workers in white coveralls discuss the future of atomic energy: "Hey Sam, you know that someday this machine of yours is gonna be operating on atomic power?" Sam: "Yeah, well they can run it on keroseen if they want to just as long as I'm still at the switch. But from what I hear it'll be quite a while before those atomic power plants even get built."
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:21:00, With Audio
MEN DISCUSS NEED FOR TOWN'S NEW ATOMIC POWER PLANT - 1950S An elderly man reading the newspaper and two men playing pool nearby discuss the town getting a new atomic power plant. One of the men playing pool says he doesn’t understand why it’s needed unless it’s to generate free electricity then an announcer VO states, “Well, no that's not exactly the reason but never mind. A lot of other folks are just as confused about the real purpose of atomic energy and it all begins with a particle of matter so small it can't be seen under the most powerful microscope.”
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
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