USS Indianapolis Gold Medal Ceremony

On July 30, 1945, two Japanese torpedoes sunk the USS Indianapolis in shark-infested waters. The crew had just delivered atomic bomb parts to… read more

On July 30, 1945, two Japanese torpedoes sunk the USS Indianapolis in shark-infested waters. The crew had just delivered atomic bomb parts to Tinian island for the weapon that would be used on the city of Hiroshima. Surviving crew members - only 317 out of 1,196 -- were not rescued for several days. On the 75th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, Congress awarded the entire crew the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest civilian honor. close

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USS Indianapolis Gold Medal Ceremony

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Program ID:
474411-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2020 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2020 | 1:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 10, 2020 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2020 | 1:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2020 | 6:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2020 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2020 | 4:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2020 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2020 | 9:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2020 | 1:25am EDT | C-SPAN 3