HISTORY® will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with two original specials, “Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later,” premiering Saturday, December 3 at 9pm ET and the documentary “Pearl Harbor: The Truth” which premieres Sunday, December 4 at 10pm ET.
The weekend of programming commemorates the infamous day, December 7, 1941, that propelled the U.S. to declare war on Japan and launched the country into World War II. Jana Bennett, president HISTORY said, “As our country marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we at HISTORY wanted to offer a fresh perspective of that fateful day. I think our long and short form programs accomplish that, bringing newly discovered facts to the forefront with ‘Pearl Harbor: The Truth,’ and giving voice to a group of ordinary Americans who as young men became participants in history with ‘Pearl Harbor: The Last Word,’” according to the press release.
“HISTORY is the presenting sponsor of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, taking place in Honolulu, HI on December 7th. Over 100 Pearl Harbor survivors and Purple Heart recipients will serve as Honorary Grand Marshals along with Grand Marshal Gary Sinese. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to watch this year’s parade, which gives the public the opportunity to honor and pay respect to the Pearl Harbor survivors, our veterans, active duty military and their families,” it says in the HISTORY press release.