May 28, 2001 |
Despite unofficial estimates that place "Pearl Harbor" among the top-grossing premieres of all time, Disney declined to provide a more precise estimate for the first three days of box office results. With $39.5 million in its first two days, the World War II epic should end up with somewhere between $57 million and $60 million for the three days--about the same as or slightly more than "Mission: Impossible 2" did in its first three days of the holiday weekend last year, but behind the $68.
June 1, 2001 |
NBC won the battle of Pearl Harbor-themed specials over the long holiday weekend, as television viewing declined sharply once the latest ratings sweeps ended May 23, based on viewing estimates issued Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. With a tide of reruns following sweeps, the week's Top 10 programs were all televised on or before Wednesday night.
May 24, 2001 |
Japanese and German audiences will see a slightly different version of Disney's "Pearl Harbor" than American audiences, a studio executive confirmed Wednesday. Disney would only say that "minor dialogue changes" were made for Germany and Japan. But Andrea Marozas, a senior vice president of communications for Walt Disney Studios would not elaborate on what those changes were. "We made these changes out of consideration for the international audiences," Marozas said.
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November 30, 1991
The battleship Missouri, site of the Japanese surrender in 1945, steamed out of Long Beach on Friday on its final mission: a Pearl Harbor cruise to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack that brought the United States into World War II. Although the 58,000-ton "Mighty Mo" pulled away without fanfare about 9 a.m., its crew and shore-based support staff were aware of the significance of the moment. "It's sad," said Lt. Wes Carey, one of the ship's 1,500 crew members. "It's the end of an era."
December 5, 2001 |
Survivors of the battleship Arizona arrived Tuesday at the memorial to their shipmates who have been entombed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 60 years ago. Approximately 900 people died aboard the Arizona. Twenty Arizona shipmates, along with survivors from other warships and about 250 family members and friends, were saluted by sailors in dress whites as they entered the USS Arizona Memorial visitors center. Tourists greeted them with applause.
December 8, 1990 |
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, marking the 49th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, referred Friday to the Persian Gulf crisis and warned that it is unwise to "tempt tyrants with messages of weakness." Inouye did not mention Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by name in his speech. But the chairman of the Senate Democratic Steering Committee predicted that "this tyrant in the desert" will be turned back by American resolve.
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January 11, 2007 |
Roberta Wohlstetter, whose prize-winning 1962 study of intelligence failures leading to Japan's 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor has reverberated in national security discussions for decades and influenced the final report of the 9/11 commission, died of complications of pneumonia Saturday in a New York City hospital. She was 94. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Wohlstetter was a researcher for Rand Corp.
December 8, 1995 |
Fifty-four years ago, Chief Petty Officer John Finn kept firing his machine gun at attacking Japanese planes despite numerous wounds. On Thursday, the 86-year-old Medal of Honor winner returned to Pearl Harbor with military officials, other veterans and their families to commemorate the surprise attack that drew the United States into World War II. "I heard a horrible roar astern of me," the retired Navy man said. "[A Japanese plane] made a wingover down towards the hangars where I was headed.
June 2, 2001
I sympathize with the plight of the younger generation of Japanese Americans who are being thrust into the spotlight as a result of the movie "Pearl Harbor" and their discomfort with being the possible object of ridicule, ostracism or worse (" 'Pearl Harbor' Making Its Marks," by Erika Hayasaki, May 29). I hope and am confident that the vast majority of Americans have overcome their animosity toward the Japanese and realize that the Japanese actions in World War II were of a different time and mind-set.
November 11, 1991 |
"Pearl Harbor--Surprise and Remembrance" may be airing on Veteran's Day (tonight at 9 on KCET Channel 28 and KPBS Channel 15, and at 8 on KVCR Channel 24), and a few weeks shy of the 50th anniversary of Japan's December 7, 1941, surprise attack on U.S. naval forces in Hawaii, but this engrossing entry in "The American Experience" series is no cause for patriotic nostalgia.