World War Two

The Takeaway

Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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The Takeaway

How Detroit & Henry Ford Helped Win WWII

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In 1941, Detroit answered the call of the nation - and ultimately the world - when Henry Ford and his son Edsel were asked to deliver 50,000 airplanes. The scale of production of military technology in WWII radically transformed Detroit and the Ford Family.

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The Takeaway

Exploring D-Day’s Underwater Secrets 70 Years On

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

D-Day was the largest military operation of its kind. As the 70th anniversary of this epic battle approaches, The Takeaway considers the extraordinary technology and engineering that contributed to the ultimate success of the invasion.



The Little Prince Is a New Yorker

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Who knew?  The Little Prince is a native New Yorker, we learn from a new exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Arrivals and Departures

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A couple with a rocky marriage learn a life lesson when their home is invaded, and a whole community disappears in a powerful story about the Japanese internment, leaving their bewildered, or blinkered, neighbors behind.