How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Marvin Kalb used film, audio, and photographic records from the… read more

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Marvin Kalb used film, audio, and photographic records from the National Archives and the Newseum to illustrate the way Americans learned about the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the naval base in Hawaii.

The program “"It Is No Joke--It Is a Real War": How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor” was presented in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives in partnership with the Newseum. close

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

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  • David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • Marvin Kalb Presidential Fellow (Former) George Washington University

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How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor

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Program ID:
303099-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 11, 2011
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2011

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  • Dec 11, 2011 | 9:58am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2011 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 9:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 5:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2011 | 1:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
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