Scott Horton Interviews Anthony Weller
Author and musician Anthony Weller discusses First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War, the lost articles of his father, Pulitzer Prize winner George Weller, the first American into Nagasaki just a month after the bombing. His stories contained information about the actual effects of nuclear war, “Disease X” – radiation sickness – and the governments unwillingness to provide any type of medical care for its victims. Weller also opened one of the largest of the POW camps, and reported the conditions there.
MP3 here. (42:55)
Born in 1957, Anthony Weller is both a writer (novelist, poet, and journalist) and a musician (jazz & classical guitarist, composer).