Season 2 Episode 17

Nothing so Monstrous

Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Jan 24, 1954 on CBS
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Nothing so Monstrous
1) The first segment "Nothing So Monstrous" is a dramatized adaptation of one of John Steinbeck's stories from his collection "The Pastures of Heaven". Community pressures alter the lives of three heretofore contented people - Jacob O'Shaugnessy (Arthur Shields), Julius Maltby (Lew Ayres) and his young son Robert (Tommy Rettig). 2) The second segment "E=MC2 (Columbia University Cyclotron) On January 25, 1939, scientists succeeded in splitting the first uranium atom at the Columbia University cyclotron. OMNIBUS celebrates the 15th anniversary by visiting the cellar installation. Dr. John R. Dunning, dean of Engineering at Columbia, who first led the experiment, recounts the past by explaining the equipment and the splitting process in action. An insight into the Columbia University cyclatron, an interview with the builder of animated signs. 3) The third segment "The Hunter" Arne Sucksdorff's camera records an early morning walk by a hunter and his dog as they view the beauty of nature and search for game.moreless

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