Discussing the book "Twentieth century journey: 1930-1940" with the author William Shirer.
Wilfred Burchett (an Australian journalist) discusses his journalism career. He was reporting conflicts in Asia (North Korea, Vietnam, China and Japan) and their Communist supporters. He speaks briefly about his experiences in Nazi Germany and concentration camps. Towards the end of the interview he talks about his interest in learning and reporting more about the new euro-communism (prominent in Italy, Spain and France).
William Craig discusses his book "The Fall of Japan: The Final Weeks of World War II In the Pacific." He speaks mostly on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Includes several excerpts from the book.
Professor Ali Irani (pseudonym name) is a Humanities professor at a recognized midwest university that discusses the regime of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Includes a fiften minute interview with an American couple, Luis and Joan Smiley, that talks about their experience with students protesting the regime in Kentucky, Louisiana.
Thomas Keneally discusses the book "Schindler's List," detailing the actions of Oskar Schindler saving Jews during WWII.
Tateishi discusses his collection of oral histories by Japanese-Americans who were interned in 1942. Includes excerpts from Minoru Yasui, Yoriko Hohri (featured in "The Good War"), Peter Ota and a friend of Studs' who was ordered to terrorize Japanese-Americans as part of his military duty.
Nuclear physicist, Dr. Leo Seren, discusses atomic fission and nuclear experiments.
Terkel talks with three World War Two veterans