The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States 1932-1972

Manchester, William

Little, Brown, 1973

p. 257

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a Sunday, thus launching U.S. participation in W.W.II, some American reactions were telling. “Len Sterling, who had interrupted WHN’s account of the pro football game at the Polo Grounds, was being hounded by calls from infuriated fans who wanted to know what was happening on the field. The same was true in Phoenix, where people were phoning the Arizona Republic to say irritably, ‘Have you got any score on the game between the Chicago Bears and the Cardinals? Aren’t you getting anything besides that war stuff?’”