Louis Zamperini is a humble man. Ninety-three years old, when Laura Hillenbrand published Unbroken, he has lived through - and accomplished - much.
His story was resurrected, in a way, during the 1998 Winter Olympics which were held in Nagano. It was a kind of personal resurrection for Zamperini, as well, since he—an Olympic athlete before WWII—had spent time as a prisoner of war not far from Nagano.
At the end of those Winter Games, CBS aired a special about Louie and his story. This is a clip from that video, produced by Draggan Mihailovich.
In his book, Devil at My Heels, Louie credits Draggan for the public's interest in him:
I'm grateful to Draggan Mihailovich, who accidentally rediscovered me and most certainly resurrected me. (Zamperini, Devil at My Heels, page 290.)
This is a clip from those "rediscovered" and "resurrected" efforts. Bob Simon, from CBS' 60 Minutes, hosts the video.
Clip from 60 Minutes' documentary on Louis Zamperini. Copyright, 60 Minutes, all rights reserved. Video online, via YouTube; provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.
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