Most Honorable Son

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After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner over Europe, North Africa and Japan. Between tours of duty he found himself at the center of controversy - a lone spokesman against the racism faced by the thousands of Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps. Through interviews and rare, never-before-seen film, MOST HONORABLE SON recounts one man's remarkable journey through World War II, providing context to two seemingly disparate histories - the U.S. air war and the Japanese-American experience.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/4/2010
8 p.m.
6/5/2010
1 a.m.
6/6/2010
5 p.m.
6/7/2010
4 a.m.
6/11/2010
2 p.m.
5/29/2011
2 p.m.
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