What a different world existed seventy-five years ago when the Empire of Japan launched the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. This is underlined by the fact that there was only one live report of the attack. Note that this live report over a long distance phone call from Honolulu to New York by an NBC radio affiliate. is terminated by a telephone operator trying to place an emergency call. Anxious Americans would have to wait for the newspapers about the event that had catapulted their nation into the largest War in human history.