Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the network series: The Lost Tapes
Most people know about the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. But no documentary has ever told the story of that tragic day in this way. Using only rare film footage, long-forgotten photographs and radio reports that were collecting dust in the United States National Archives since World War II, this episode of The Lost Tapes brings to life the disaster that was Pearl Harbor in true “You Are There” fashion. From the ominous build-up to war, to sounds of the actual bombing itself, viewers follow moment-by-moment how the world learned about the events of that day. The news unfolds in real time, transporting audiences back in time to the day the United States was attacked.