All three networks closed with the 65th anniversary observances of the attack on Pearl Harbor. NBC's former anchor Tom Brokaw, the chronicler of the WWII veterans' demographic cohort, gave the commemoration address in Hawaii. He noted that among the veterans in attendance were Japanese pilots who flew in the attack.
A memorial platform straddles the wreck of the USS Arizona, ABC's Ned Potter (subscription required) explained, but the sea's salt water is gradually corroding the battleship's armor beneath it and the hull will eventually collapse. Rather than let nature take its course, the National Parks Service is toying with a scheme to keep the rust at bay by passing an electric current through the submarine steel.
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