LINUS PAULING explores the life of one of the greatest scientists and humanitarians of the 20th century and the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes — for chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962.
Pauling received his doctorate in chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine. World War II, however, would change Pauling's life dramatically. During the height of the Cold War, he and his wife, Ava Helen, challenged the world to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
Pauling became one of the most visible scientists and peace activists in the 1950s and '60s. For his efforts he was labeled a communist, had his name dragged through the mud, and endured more than 20 years of investigations by the FBI.
LINUS PAULING is a fascinating profile of a brilliant man who never stopped fighting for his beliefs.
Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting, 2011.