August 4 -- Mention “ground zero” today and most Americans think of 9/11. But it really originated 60 years ago with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On Saturday, August 6th, Link TV will launch a 6-night series that examines the legacy of Hiroshima and how the nuclear threat impacts you. It includes Japanese, German and American films, connecting Hiroshima to a new generation and to the future of all humanity. We begin the series with "Hiroshima-Nagasaki 1945," a classic, unforgettable film that features the first footage shot following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For more information on the series, see description below.
WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF ARMING THE HEAVENS—THE PUSH FOR WEAPONS IN SPACE
August 8th at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m., PT on Link TV
Part of Link TV’s Week-long Series: Hiroshima—The Original Ground Zero—The Fallout 60 Years Later
August 6th -12th 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, (DIRECTV Ch. 375 & Dish Network Ch. 9410)
“[Arming the Heavens is] a keen and balanced look at the new weapons frontier.” -- Mark Thompson, TIME Magazine
San Francisco, CA (July 25, 2005)—While very visible wars on earth command our attention, there is a conflict brewing in space, far beyond the scope of the human eye. In the rush to seize “the new high ground,” the United States is moving forward with plans to place tactical weapons in space. Is the weaponization of Space inevitable? If so, what will be the consequences? Arming the Heavens—The Push for Weapons in Space, produced by Azimuth Media for the Center for Defense Information, is a balanced look at the new weapons frontier, casting a critical eye on an incipient arms race happening far, far away. Arming the Heavens—The Push for Weapons in Space will have its world television premiere on Link TV on Monday, August 8th at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m., PT.
This timely new documentary is part of Link TV’s week-long series, Hiroshima: The Original Ground Zero, which presents global perspectives on the nuclear threat, August 6-12 on Link TV each night at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
This Link TV Series is funded by the Ploughshares Fund.
Other films in the Hiroshima: The Original Ground Zero Series include:
Hiroshima-Nagasaki 1945, Airing Saturday 8/6/05 8p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
This classic, unforgettable film features the first footage shot following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With only black and white film available, filmmaker Akira Iwasaki recorded stark and often simple, but telling images of the vast destruction, such as the shadows of leaves, flowers and other objects burned onto stone. This film has not been seen on U. S. television in over 35 years.
In Focus: Secret Atomic Bomb Tests, Airing Tuesday 8/9/05 8p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Nevada is the most `nuked` spot on the planet. The state of Nevada has been the site of 928 atomic tests, where nuclear testing has left its mark on both humans and the environment.
In Focus: Secret Atomic Bomb Tests—Kazakhstan 1949-1989, Airing Wednesday 8/10/05 8p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
Only today are we getting a clear picture of the real consequences of the Soviet-US nuclear arms race. In this film we see the extensive human wreckage created by 50 years of nuclear arms testing.
Nuclear Terrorism: Is America Safer?, Airing Thursday 8/11/05 8p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
This film is a one hour documentary that investigates what has and has not been accomplished to defend this country from the threat of nuclear terrorism. The film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Tom Selinski draws on experts from around the United States.
Hibakusha at the End of the World, Airing Friday 8/12 8p.m. ET/5pm PT Friday 8/12
This Japanese film explores the consequences of nuclear warfare, as well as the general effects of atmospheric radiation, through the eyes of its victims. Though separated by time and space, their common peril delivers a strong message to the contemporary world.