Sept. 21, 2022

Ken Burns Goes Inside America & the Holocaust –– Mo News Interview

Ken Burns Goes Inside America & the Holocaust –– Mo News Interview

Decades after the Holocaust, we continue to learn new details about what took place and how the world did (and didn’t) react. This edition looks at a new film on what the U.S. leaders and the public knew before and during the war. 

Mosheh speaks to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and his co-director Sarah Botstein, who have produced some of the most highly-acclaimed documentaries in television history.

We discuss their newest documentary, "The U.S. and the Holocaust" - which casts a critical light on America’s actions in the lead up and and in response to, one of history's greatest horrors. The film looks at WWII-era America, including how prominent politicians, journalists, and celebrities reacted to the atrocities of the Holocaust, and how it shaped U.S. history.

We also look at American anti-immigrant and anti-semitic sentiment in the leadup to and after the Holocaust, as well as how US government treatment of Black and Native Americans may have inspired some of Adolf Hitler’s policies.

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Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022.

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