April 2 | These WWII Stories Are Worth Your Time
April 3, 2020
A documentary. A radio series. A drama.
New from MASTERPIECE, World on Fire chronicles the fates of ordinary people swept up in the events of the greatest war in human history. Starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Lesley Manville, and Jonah Hauer-King, World on Fire is an epic story told on a human scale. The series premieres this Sunday, April 5th at 9 p.m. on KPBS-TV. All seven episodes are available for early streaming with PBS Passport beginning April 5th. WATCH THE TRAILER.
Just in time for the World on Fire debut, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross has pulled together a special collection of archived interviews on the history of World War II as told by the veterans who fought in it, the filmmakers who captured it, and the historians who sought to understand it. LISTEN TO THE STORIES.
Winner of the GIFFSD 2016 Best Documentary Feature, USS Indianapolis shares the story of the greatest sea disaster in U.S. Navy history, told for the first time by only the men who lived it. The crew of the USS Indianapolis delivers components of the atomic bomb to Tinian Island. Four days later, two Japanese torpedoes sink the ship, triggering an epic tale of survival. STREAMING OPTIONS.