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Marking the Trinity Test's 60th Anniversary

On July 16, 1945, a successful atomic test in the New Mexico desert launched the nuclear age. Weeks later, U.S. planes dropped A-bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending the war in the Pacific. Neal Conan and an eyewitness discuss the 60th Anniversary of the Trinity Test Site explosion.


Ben Benjamin, eyewitness to the world's first nuclear bomb test conducted at the Trinity site. He was there as part of the photographic team working on the Manhattan project. He's the retired supervisor of Sandia Laboratory's photo-optical division.

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.