Writings of Ernie Pyle

Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines… read more

Guests talked about the life and writings of Ernie Pyle and his view of the 1930s and 1940s, focusing on his reporting from the front lines in World War II. They read several from Here Is Your War, a book of collected Pyle columns and spoke about the history of the U.S. during the World War II era, and whether Pyle and his writings were influential. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. Mr. Tobin is the author of Ernie Pyle’s War: America’s Eyewitness to World War II. Mrs. Hobson is a local resident who was instrumental in having the historic site founded in Dana. 

Ernie Pyle was born in Dana, Indiana in 1900 and died in 1945 on the Pacific island Ie Shima in 1945. He was working for Scripps-Howard newspapers as a reporter and was killed by enemy gunfire. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
170132-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Dana, Indiana, United States
First Aired:
May 19, 2002
Last Aired:
Nov 8, 2006

Airing Details

  • May 19, 2002 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 2002 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 24, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 2002 | 12:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2002 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 07, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 07, 2006 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 08, 2006 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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