Welcome to the companion Web site to "Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,"
originally broadcast on February 5, 2002.
The program chronicles the lives and
covert activities of the so-called "atom spies" in the 1940's, including the
big one that got away, Theodore Alvin Hall. Here's what you'll find online:
Plus Resources and a Teacher's Guide
- Read Venona Intercepts
Released by the National Security Agency, these once top-secret messages,
encoded by their Soviet senders and decrypted by Venona codebreakers, reveal compelling,
behind-the-scenes details of Soviet espionage.
- Family of Spies
In a series of interviews alternately gushing and reserved, embittered and accepting, the sons of the Rosenbergs, Ted Hall's wife and elder daughter, and other family members of Venona-era spies offer their views about their spying relatives.
- 20th-Century Deceptions
Mata Hari. Alger Hiss. Kim Philby. Aldrich Ames.
Their names stick in our collective consciousness, though whether famously or
infamously depends on whose side you're on.
- Decipher a Coded Message (Hot Science)
Learn some of the tricks codebreakers use to solve ciphers, then use your new talents to make sense of what looks like a bunch of gibberish.
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