NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(No location given: John Chancellor) American resolve to fight back and win after the Pearl Harbor attack featured; much historical footage shown. [President Franklin D. ROOSEVELT - makes speeches about Pearl Harbor attack, the war.] United States said to have been fighting an undeclared war with German submarines in the Atlantic and shipping war supplies to Britain prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. [Former Michigan factory worker Art HUGHES - comments on excitement about the war effort.] Amount of war supplies produced in America listed; creation of wartime culture noted; movie stars Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, heavyweight champ Joe Louis recalled joining the military. Excerpt shown from US propaganda films; Japanese-Americans recalled held in internment camps for three years. [Columnist James RESTON - comments on lack of objection to internment camps.] Effectiveness of Roosevelt as wartime president noted. [Historian Arthur SCHLESINGER - talks about Roosevelt.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow's Pearl Harbor segment previewed.