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NHK – Hiroshima Revealed: A Journey through the Shadows of the Atomic Bomb (2017) Part 1

NHK Hiroshima Revealed A Journey through the Shadows of the Atomic Bomb Part 1
Hiroshima Revealed: A Journey through the Shadows of the Atomic Bomb
Pulitzer Prize — winning journalist John Hersey caused a sensation when he published “Hiroshima”, the first account for American readers of the horror experienced by victims of the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb attack. “Hiroshima” stunned readers with its descriptions of the terrible aftermath of the bombing, yet Hersey never spoke about his experience in Hiroshima.

Part 1: A Journey through the Shadows of the Atomic Bomb
Intrigued, his grandson Cannon Hersey visited present-day Hiroshima to trace his grandfather’s footsteps as he worked to understand his grandfather’s feelings when he was writing the book. He uncovers information that gives a fresh perspective of the situation at the time. And through the people he meets in Hiroshima, Cannon sees what the scarred Japanese city is like today.
Broadcast on December 29, 2017


Part 2: A Journey through the Shadows of the Atomic Bomb
Wishing to unravel the reasons his grandfather never spoke about Hiroshima later in his life, Hersey’s grandson Cannon Hersey, an artist, visits Hiroshima. Meeting people involved in the telling of “Hiroshima” and other victims, Cannon searches for the secrets his grandfather had locked in his heart, shares memories of the tragedy, and considers the significance of telling these stories.
Broadcast on December 29, 2017

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