The worst nuclear accident in history is now an HBO mini series

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A scene from HBO's "Chernobyl." Credit: Liam Daniel/HBO.

On April 26, 1986, in a remote corner of Ukraine, 400 times more radioactive material was released into the atmosphere than Hiroshima. What exactly happened inside the Chernobyl power plant that led to the disaster? That's the focus of HBO's mini series "Chernobyl," which has been nominated for 19 Emmys. Craig Mazin is the creator, writer and executive producer. He’s been nominated for writing.


A scene from HBO's "Chernobyl." Credit: Liam Daniel/HBO.

Craig Mazin. Courtesy of Craig Mazin.
Credits

Guest:
Craig Mazin - creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO series "Chernobyl"

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Devan Schwartz