LA Raid, Bioterror, Automaton

Don unveils the real-life story behind an impressive work of art. He examines a simple tire cover connected to a bizarre religious cult. And he visits the robot that may have saved thousands of human lives in the worst nuclear disaster in American history.

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Automaton at the Franklin Institute
Automaton at the Franklin Institute

Automaton at the Franklin Institute

Automaton at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. 960 1280

  

Curator Drew Johnson at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Curator Drew Johnson at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Curator Drew Johnson at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA 960 1280

  

Great Raid shrapnel at the Fort MacArthur Museum, San Pedro, California

Great Raid shrapnel at the Fort MacArthur Museum, San Pedro, California

Great Raid shrapnel at the Fort MacArthur Museum, San Pedro, CA. 960 1280

  

Curator Kerry Tymchuk with Rajneesh tire cover (artifact)

Curator Kerry Tymchuk with Rajneesh tire cover (artifact)

Curator Kerry Tymchuk with Rajneesh tire cover (artifact) at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

Interiors of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Interiors of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Interiors of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA. 960 1280

  

The California Venus statue (artifact) at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

The California Venus statue (artifact) at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

The California Venus statue (artifact) at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA. 960 1280

  

Great Raid re-enactment at the Fort MacArthur Museum

Great Raid re-enactment at the Fort MacArthur Museum

Shooting Great Raid re-enactment at the Fort MacArthur Museum, San Pedro, CA. 960 1280

  

Rajneesh tire cover (artifact) at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR.

Rajneesh tire cover (artifact) at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR.

Rajneesh tire cover (artifact) at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

Interiors of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR.

Interiors of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR.

Interiors of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, OR. 960 1280

  

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