Tokyo Rose - The Most Hated Woman in America

In 1949, Iva Toguri, a Japanese-American woman, was wrongly convicted for making propaganda broadcasts on behalf of Japan during the Second World War. She was accused of being the infamous radio presenter known to American servicemen as "Tokyo Rose". Witness speaks to Ron Yates, a reporter whose investigation helped to clear Iva Toguri's name.

PHOTO: Iva Toguri in the 1940s (US National Archives)

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11 minutes

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Tue 29 Oct 2013 08:50 GMT

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