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WKSU Special: Pearl Harbor Over the Radio

Battleship Row - Dense smoke rises from the forward and midships portion of the USS Arizona BB-39. Just ahead of her (L-R) the sinking USS West Virginia BB-48 outboard with the slightly damaged USS Tennessee BB-43 inboard.
Battleship Row - Dense smoke rises from the forward and midships portion of the USS Arizona BB-39. Just ahead of her (L-R) the sinking USS West Virginia BB-48 outboard with the slightly damaged USS Tennessee BB-43 inboard. [Public domain image / nps.gov]

Just before 8am Sunday, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Service attacked the US Naval Base in Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this hour-long documentary, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Dr. Ivan Steen and Dr. Ann Pfau who guide Alan through a series of audio clips that document how Americans heard the news of Pearl Harbor over their radios.