For The Living Weapon

Produced, Written and Directed by
John Rubin

Edited by
Jim Ohm

Co-Produced by
James Donald

Liev Schreiber

Creative and Research Consultant
Richard M. Lewis

Director of Photography
Ian Kerr

Original Score
Christopher Mangum

Archival Research
Rich Remsberg

Assistant Editor
Yari Wolinsky

Stills Animation
Howard P. Stern

Storyboard Artist
Steven Thomas Ford

Additional Camera
Reuben Aaronson
Mike Fox
Gary Henoch
Erwin Landau
Jason Longo

Sound Recordists
Rick Fatke
John Osborne
Rob Polhemus
Keith Rodgerson
Bob Silverthorne

Camera Assistants
Michael Coruzzi
Tim Sweeney

Jack McPhee
Eric Nelson

Key Grip
Eric Boyle

Swing Grip/Electric
Patrick Caffey
Patrick Mitchell
Chuck Eldridge
Clinton McMahon

Art Directors
Jon Profant
Katha Seidman

Property Master
Cameron Keiber

Set Decorators
Cailin O’Connor
Shannon Hatch

Art Department
Art Corps

Andrew Poleszak
Western Costumes

Wardrobe Assistants
Rebecca Hylton
Mary Lauve

Hair & Make-Up
Brenda Coffey
Vicki Morgenstern

Location Managers
Lloyd Ellis
Karen Stark

Production Assistant
Nicholas Zein

Animal Wrangler
Chadd Dunn
Kevin Kinzer
Gentle Jungle
Life’s Safari, LLC

Extras Casting
Micah Hatch — Boston Casting
Jorina King

Wayne Cordes
Robert Gerrits
Albert M. Chan
Hyunsoo Moon
John Amato
Don Foley
Bob Tella
Thomas Tynell
A.G. Wilde

On-Line Editor
Jonathan Schwartz

David Markun

Recording Facility
Margarita Mix

Sound Mixer
Greg McCleary

Sound Designers/Editors
Geof Thurber
Raul Rosa

Research Assistants
Ayumi Sato Takahira
Cammie Lee
Sylvia Tomiyama
Hao Yan

Mulberry Studios

Daniel Barenblatt
Dr. Martin Furmanski
Ed Regis
J. P. Perry Robinson
Dr. Raymond Zilinskas

Archival Materials Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
Dr. Robert Baldwin
CBS News Archives
Footage Farm
Getty Images
Imperial War Museum
Dr. Joseph Jemski
Ken Jones
Reid Kirby
Merlin Neff
Dr. Matthew Meselson
Minnesota Historical Society
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives — Central Plains Region
NBC News Archives
Northern Light Productions
Bill Patrick
San Francisco Public Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives
US Army
US Army Chemical Corps Museum
Vigo County Historical Society

Belmont, MA Town Hall
Cary Hall, Lexington, MA

Special Thanks
Col. Art Anderson
Attic Angel Community
Dr. Brian Balmer
Norm Covert
Dave Chuber
Dr. Frank Damazo
Chuck Dasey, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
Mike Foster
Dr. Jeanne Guillemin
Lloyd Long
Richard Preston
Angie Rubin
Dr. Gordon Ruthel
John Taylor
Jan van Aken
Hao Yan


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Charles Kuskin

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Kelsey Dorwart
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano

Marketing and Communications
Laura Bowman
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Associate Producer, New Media
Molly Jacobs

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A John Rubin Productions, Inc. film for American Experience



On-camera interview subjects
Brian Balmer, author
Norm Covert, Camp Detrick Historian
Mike Foster, Captain, Chemical Warfare Service
Martin Furmanski, M.D., pathologist
Jeanne Guillemin, sociologist, Security Studies Program, M.I.T.
Lloyd Long, Operation Whitecoat volunteer
Matthew Meselson, biologist
Osgoodthorpe, D.A., state investigator
Bill Patrick, microbiologist
Richard Preston, author

Creative and Research Consultant
Richard M. Lewis

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

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The Cold War and the nuclear arms race dominated American foreign policy for decades. Did fears of nuclear weapons affect your life? Should the U.S. have engaged in creating the world’s most powerful bombs? What is the most theatening weapon today?