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Pearl Harbor - How We Found Out

Los Angeles independent public television station KCET is broadcasting an original documentary called Remember Pearl Harbor this week. Narrated by Hollywood actor and veteran Tom Selleck, this documentary includes historical footage and first-hand perspectives of those who witnessed the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet launching the United States into World War II.

The documentary includes first-person accounts from sailors, airmen, soldiers and civilians, including Lou Conter, USS Arizona; James Downing, USS Virginia; Vernon Carter, US Army Air Corps, Hickam Field; and Barbara Kotinek, who was just six years old at the time and lived within eyesight of Pearl Harbor.

Most of us don't live in SoCal to see the entire film, but we've got an exclusive clip that features the memories of Americans who were alive to hear the news of the Japanese attack.

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If you do live in the Los Angeles area, you can see Remember Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. PT and repeated later that evening on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 a.m. PT on KCET.

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