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The All-Star Scientists Who Defeated The Nazis

In the early days of World War II, Alfred Lee Loomis made a fortune on Wall Street. And with that money, he funded a team of scientists charged with developing radar into a weapon that would defeat the Axis Powers. The story is told in the new American Experience documentary “The Secret of Tuxedo Park,” and director Rob Rapley joins us to talk about the outsized influence these relatively unknown men had on the outcome of the war. The film airs Jan. 16 at 8 on KERA-TV.