PBS Hawai‘i to Air Stories from Pearl Harbor and WWII

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Documentaries and television specials related to Pearl Harbor and World War II will be aired by PBS Hawai‘i during its primetime schedule from Dec. 5 to 7, 2017. 

Kazuo Yamane, who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion during WWII, is the subject of the documentary “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii,” which makes its PBS Hawai‘i broadcast premiere Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. PC: Kazuo and Mary Yamane Family.

The lineup begins Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. with an encore of Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox featuring Daniel Martinez, chief historian at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor.

A new documentary presented nationally by PBS Hawai‘i premieres Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. Journey Home to the USS Arizona follows a family of a Pearl Harbor survivor as they travel from New Jersey to the USS Arizona Memorial to place his ashes at its final resting place.

Afterward at 9 p.m., PBS Hawai‘i presents its broadcast premiere of Lt. Onoda’s Return: The Untold Story of a Japanese War Straggler, a special from NHK about a Japanese Imperial Army officer who lived in the jungles of the Philippines as a war straggler for 30 years after Japan’s surrender.


The lineup culminates on Thursday, Dec. 7, with a focus on Japanese American contributions to the war effort.

Live at 8 p.m., Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will discuss the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion (“One-Puka-Puka”), followed by the broadcast premiere of Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i at 9 p.m.


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