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 September 2002

 by John Biewen and Elana Hadler Perl

Within the living memory of Americans are two deadly surprise attacks against the United States: Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Both times, the Library of Congress sent people out to record the voices of ordinary Americans as they reacted to a changed world.

What is your reaction to hearing these voices?

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Days of Infamy is a co-production of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and American RadioWorks.

A part of:

   Getting the News
The role of the media, then and now.
Americans coming together, more or less.
The 'Enemy' Among Us
Racism during World War Two and the War on Terror.
Two kinds of war, two sharply different calls to action.

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Producers: John Biewen and Elana Hadler Perl
Host: Deborah Amos
Editor: Deborah George
Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian
Mixing: Craig Thorson, Tom Mudge
Project Coordinator: Misha Quill

Production Assistance: Dacia Herbulock, Ellen Guettler
Managing Editor: Stephen Smith
Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg
Web Manager: John Pearson
Web Production Supervisor: Michael Wells
Web Producer: Emily Thompson

Days of Infamy is produced in cooperation with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Archival recordings are courtesy of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Additional support is provided by the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Foundation.

Major funding for American RadioWorks comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Photo Above: Library of Congress

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