Friday, August 04, 2006
New York Times reporter William L. Laurence was with American troops in a plane over Nagasaki when the atomic bomb was dropped. He won the Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories he subsequently published, many of which included details about the development and production of the bomb that he had previously kept secret. But it turned out those weren’t the only secrets Laurence was keeping; he was also on the payroll of the U.S. War Department. Bob speaks with author David Goodman about Laurence’s dueling allegiances.