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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Steven Gillon, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, author of Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War, and resident historian for the History Channel, talks about the ensuing 24 hours and takes calls from WWII veterans.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December 7, 1941 was a grim rude awakening for the United States. America was part of a world dissolving into global industrial scale bloodshed. The attack on Pearl Harbor exposed the vulnerability and disarray of the U.S. Military in 1941. But it also motivated a resolve that America had never before experienced — a unity that redefined a nation still simmerring with divisions left over from the Civil War days. America's entry into the Great War of 1914-1919 was an acknowledgement of its arrival as a world power, no longer anyone's former colony. The nation's entry into World War II was a righteous cause to redress a wound everyone in the country felt.

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WNYC News

Listen | Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Later

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Seventy years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the U.S. into World War II. Step back with WNYC to December 7,  1941, to listen to a broadcast about the attack and an address by then-New York City Mayor LaGuardia.

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WNYC News

Today in History: Attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 07, 2009

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island.

When news of Pearl Harbor broke, ...

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