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Pearl Harbor: America's Innocence (Part I) #578973

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Mike Boettcher) America's innocence on the verge of entering World War II featured; historical footage shown. November 1941 statistics on the percentage of Americans who expected a war with Japan and who were willing to aid Britain cited. [Mary Frances VEECK - comments on romance of going to military service.] [On radio, President Franklin D. ROOSEVELT - says there will be no foreign war.] [Ben BENTLEY - comments on doing the jitterbug.] [Dempsey TRAVIS - comments on war and jobs for black people.] December 29, 1940, statement by Roosevelt quoted on screen; his secret authorization of the Manhattan project on November 9, 1941, recalled. Horoscope from December 7, 1941, quoted on screen.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom

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