The Doomsday Clock

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Technology Documentary hosted by Beau Weaver, published by History Channel broadcasted as part of HC Modern Marvels series in 2003 - English narration

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From the height of the Cold War to the ongoing threat of nuclear holocaust, trace the history of this iconic timepiece. When it first appeared, the hands showed seven minutes to midnight, indicating how close scientists believed the world was coming to doomsday. Over the years, the clock has been reset more than 17 times, as global events have heightened or lessened the risk of nuclear war. Now, History tells the story of this powerful symbol, detailing how artist Martyl Langsdorf, wife of a Manhattan Project physicist, was commissioned to create a symbol representing nuclear danger. Explore the events that led to the clock's two most extreme settings, and hear from the board in charge of changing the clock how they decide when to adjust it. Featuring footage from some of the most remarkable events of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, The Doomsday Clock is captivating look at the symbolic public warning system that has become a part of history.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
Video Bitrate: 1 848 Kbps
Video Resolution: 960x720
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 43mn 38s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 710 MB
Source: HDTV (Thanks to MiRAGETV@a.b.multimedia)
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