Washington Journal V-J Day Special

In a special edition of Washington Journal, guests and viewers talked about the meaning of V-J Day and shared personal accounts of their war… read more

In a special edition of Washington Journal, guests and viewers talked about the meaning of V-J Day and shared personal accounts of their war experiences. They also talked about President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb. The Japanese formally surrendered on September 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. In the first segment, Mr. Goldstein talked about the Pacific War and his many books dealing with it. In the next segment, Marine Generals Haynes and Condon talked about their memories of World War II and V-J Day. Mr. Nobile, author of Judgment at the Smithsonian, also joined the discussion by telephone. In the next segment, Mr. Polmar, author of Code-Name Downfall, and Professor Spector talked more about the course and end of the Pacific War. In the next segment, Mr. Frank and Mr. Y’Blood, two armed forces historians discussed their recollections of the war and V-J Day. Mr. Lifton, author of Hiroshima in America, also joined this portion of the discussion. In the final segment, Haruko and Cook joined the discussion and talked about the Japanese perspective on the war. close

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Washington Journal V-J Day Special

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Program ID:
66877-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 02, 1995 | 7:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Sep 03, 1995 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Sep 02, 1995 | 7:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 1995 | 3:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 1995 | 9:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 1995 | 10:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 1995 | 11:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 03, 1995 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 03, 1995 | 4:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 03, 1995 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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