• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN CHEMIST, DR LINUS PAULING, 62, WAS AWARDED THE 1962 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

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    DR PAULING INTERVIEWED.. SOF STARTS..."I SURMISE, THAT TODAY IS THE DAY...SOF ENDS...."I RANK THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ABOVE THE PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY".
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 1): DR PAULING: "I SURMISE, SINCE TODAY IS THE DAY WHEN THE BOMB TESTS TREATY GOES INTO OPERATION, THAT THE NORWEGIAN NOBEL COMMITTEE MAY HAVE HAD IN MIND THE EFFORTS THAT I HAVE MADE OVER MANY YEARS TO GET A TREATY TO BAN THE TESTING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS."



    QUESTION: "DR PAULING, YOU'RE ONE OF TWO PERSONS IN THE WORLD EVER TO WIN TWO NOBEL PRIZES. IN 1954 IT WAS FOR CHEMISTRY, AND NOW FOR PEACE. AS A SCIENTIFIC PERSON, IS THE FIRST ONE MORE GRATIFYING, OR 13 THIS ONE MOST GRATIFYING?"



    DR PAULING: "WELL, YOU KNOW I RECEIVED THE PRIZE IN 1954 FOR CHEMISTRY BECAUSE I HAD BEEN DOING WORK IN WHICH I FOUND A LOT OF PLEASURE. I LIKE DOING SCIENTIFIC WORK. I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD AS A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE, BECAUSE OF MY CONVICTIONS, AND I HAVE TO SACRIFICE A GREAT DEAL OF TIME THAT I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED, PERSONALLY, TO BE DEVOTING TO MY OWN SCIENTIFIC WORK. BUT STILL I THINK THAT I RANK THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ABOVE THE PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY."




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    Background: AN AMERICAN CHEMIST, DR LINUS PAULING, 62, WAS AWARDED THE 1962 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). HE LIVES IN CALIFORNIA.

    DR PAULING, WHO WAS THE NOBEL CHEMISTRY LAUREATE IN 1954 FOR HIS WORK ON THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE NATURE OF THE CHEMICAL BOND AND THE STRUCTURE OF MOLECULES, BECAME ONLY THE SECOND PERSON TO WIN TWO NOBEL PRIZES. THE FIRST WAS MADAME CURIE.

    ALTHOUGH NO MOTIVES FOR DR PAULING'S AWARD HAVE BEEN GIVEN, HE IS KNOWN AS A FIRM OPPONENT OF NUCLEAR TESTS. IN 1958 HE ORGANISED A WORLD-WIDE PETITION TO THE UNITED NATIONS SIGNED BY 11,000 SCIENTISTS AGAINST TESTS.

    THE PRIZE CONSISTS OF A GOLD MEDAL, AN ILLUMINATED DIPLOMA AND A CASH AWARD WORTH ABOUT GBP18,000.

    DR PAULING TALKED TO OUR REPORTER FROM HIS 160 ACRE RANCH IN CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY. HE SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAC01Y5UM8KEZG7E1GTUO6RATW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAC01Y5UM8KEZG7E1GTUO6RATW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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