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View AARP-produced documentary on Japanese American internment during World War II

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WCVE-TV in Richmond and WHTJ-TV in Charlottesville will air Honorable Journey: The Untold Story of Japanese Americans During WW II at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8.

Narrated by actor George Takei, the film is a production of AARP which commissioned writer and producer Stephen Menick to create the video on the Japanese American experience during World War II.

Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II.  The film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, family, and country played out against the backdrop of the war.  Eyewitnesses and descendants interviewed in the film recount a journey from the barbed wire of internment camps to battlefields, to vindication and, by some, to the receipt of the highest American honors.

Among the interviewees is the late Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a U.S. senator from Hawaii.

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