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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Who was Rickover?

Clip | 1m 43s

Combative, provocative and blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a unique American hero. Unafraid to buck the system, he alienated Navy brass in his quest to create the first nuclear-powered submarine, aircraft carrier and power plant. However, few contested that he transformed the Navy, helped win the Cold War and changed the course of America’s technological development.

Aired: 12/09/14

Rating: TV-PG

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