Christian Science Monitor: The Atomic Bomb in American Culture

The Christian Science Monitor's Jim Regan selected CONLELRAD as the subject of his Sci/Tech Internet column of August 2, 2005.

"Did you know that the Kremlin was responsible for getting the castaways off of Gilligan's Island, or that the 50's hit song, "Sh'boom (Life could be a dream)" had its genesis in the Bikini Atoll atom bomb tests?"

"No? Then perhaps you were also unaware that Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were communist subversives under the "able leadership of Pete Seeger," or that Mia Farrow was a poster child for the famous (or infamous) "Duck And Cover" civil defense campaign. Well, if you need to brush up on your Atomic and Cold War culture, CONELRAD: All Things Atomic can assist you with everything from stocking your fallout shelter to infiltrating the neighborhood communist cell - and make some helpful entertainment suggestions along the way."
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"(While the Cold War may be over, it appears that Cold War ephemera might prove to have an impressively long half-life.)"

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