You Are There Hosted by Charlie Grinker: The 1940’s The Future Arrives
Growing up in the 40’s remembered by kids named Mickey Mantle, Dick Gregory, Rita Moreno, Neil Simon, Tom Brokaw, and Ben Bradlee — wondering who might be drafted if we went to war..
Then Pearl Harbor unites a divided U.S.A. and we are on the scene with a local boy, Daniel Inouye, a young American of Japanese descent who had to beg the draft board to allow him to fight, lost an arm fighting in Italy, and went on to serve his country as an outstanding United States Senator. We see the Atomic Bomb devastate Japan and listen in on the debate about the Bomb. We, watch Jackie and Rachel Robinson make history and we pay tribute to Bob Hope’s U.S.O. Shows and the television debut of Milton Berle.