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FDR: Day of Infamy
President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks to the country following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
From THE WAR, Episode 1:
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…

NARRATOR: The following afternoon, people in Sacramento, Waterbury, Luverne, Mobile, and everywhere else in America, gathered around their radios to hear President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ask a Joint Session of Congress for a declaration of war.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost…

KATHARINE PHILLIPS: We gathered outside of Langdon Hall at Auburn and they had a loud speaker truck and we stood there quietly and listened to President Roosevelt declare war. And, of course, our whole life changed.

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.