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Hiroshima Anniversary #305688

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Hiroshima, Japan) Sense of guilt for Americans visiting Hiroshima for anniversary of United States atomic bombing examined; films, photos shown. [AMERICANS - describe their reactions to being here.] [Enola Gay pilot Paul TIBBETS - notes atmosphere leading to bombing.] World War II events, include Pearl Harbor and Bataan death march, leading to United States decision reviewed. [Bataan veteran Cone MUNSEY - sees no difference between death by bomb or by Japanese captors.] Japan's destruction of Manila, Nanking (China) and Korea recalled. [Korean student KIM Sun Mee - thinks United States should have bombed more Japanese cities.] Questions of Japan's approach in its schools to WW II considered. CBS "News-New York Times" poll on Japan's perception of US bombing outlined on screen, discussed. [STUDENT - (thru translator) claims United States decision was based on racism.] [Survivor Suzuko NUMATA - (thru translator) notes Japan began the war, not US.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob

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