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Tokyo Rose (Iva Toguri)
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Radio Personality
    (July 4, 1916-September 27, 2006)
    American citizen forced to broadcast war propaganda while stranded in Japan
    Hosted the Japanese WW II propaganda radio program ‘Zero Hour'
    Story prominently featured on '60 Minutes (1977)'
    Subject of the book ‘Tokyo Rose: Orphan In The Pacific'
    She was labeled ‘Tokyo Rose' despite never using the name.
    ‘Tokyo Rose' was the allied military name for all female Japanese radio propagandists during WW II.
    She was involved in fist fights at the radio station for supporting WW II allied forces.
    Her on-air nickname was ‘Orphan Ann.'
    Her trial was the most expensive in United States history (through the 1940's).
    She was charged with eight counts of treason, but only convicted of one.
    She was fined $10,000 and sentenced to ten years in prison (she served six).
    She had to divorce her husband because he could not regain entry into the United States.
    Her 'guilt' remained a hotly contested issue decades after her trial was over.
    Broadcasting propaganda was not her choice; she was forced by the Japanese military.
    She cleverly ‘snuck in' pro-American references during her radio broadcasts.
    She was a victim of circumstance; a Japanese-American trapped in Japan following the attack at Pearl Harbor.
    She refused to renounce her American citizenship when the Japanese government pressured her to.
    She smuggled food, medicine and other necessities to allied POWs being held in Japan.
    Several WW II POWs acted on her behalf, claiming her broadcasts tried to ‘sabotage' Japan's war effort.
    She was pardoned by President Gerald Ford.
    She graduated UCLA with a zoology degree.

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