FDR and Pearl Harbor (2004)
Historians and conspiracy theorists analyze the attack that plunged America into World War II.
- Hear why some people believe that the attack was not a surprise.
- Examine the evidence and decide for yourself.
- Filled with riveting footage and survivor testimony.
The attack on Pearl Harbor shook the nation to its roots. But to some, official explanations of misguided assumptions and missed clues did not account for the enormity of the catastrophe. CONSPIRACY examines alternative theories about the events leading up to December 7, 1941. Was a plot hatched in Washington to solve FDR's ""problem"" of convincing a reluctant country to fight the Nazis? Did FDR send a secret cable just days before the attack ordering Pearl Harbor chiefs to stand down? Did U.S. intelligence intercept a message from Tokyo asking its spies in Hawaii to map the harbor for an imminent air attack? More than six decades later, the controversy still bubbles, and our experts probe for substance beneath the sensational assertions.
Source: History Channel