Book Discussion on Left for Dead

For his history project in sixth grade, Mr. Scott researched the story behind the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during the final… read more

For his history project in sixth grade, Mr. Scott researched the story behind the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during the final days of World War II. Mr. Scott carried his project further when he brought his research to Capitol Hill. Eventually, legislation passed that would clear Captain McVay’s name. His findings served as the inspiration for Mr. Pete Nelson’s book Left For Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis, published by Random House Children’s Books. Hunter Scott talked about his experiences and answered questions from members of the audience, which included four of the surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis. close

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Book Discussion on Left for Dead

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Program ID:
172352-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Aug 31, 2002
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2002

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  • Aug 31, 2002 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2002 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 20, 2002 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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