After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, approximately 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent were transported to concentration camps, including one at Heart Mountain in Wyoming, where young Norm Mineta, a Boy Scout, was sent with his family. There he met another Boy Scout from Wyoming, Alan Simpson, and the two forged a friendship that endures to this day, even after each has served in Congress on opposite sides of the aisle.
This relationship will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend. Earlier this summer Lee Cowan sat down to talk with Mineta and Simpson about the dark history of Heart Mountain, and the brightness of the human spirit that shone in their bond.
Join us Sunday, December 2nd, on Q2 at 7:00 am for the story on CBS Sunday Morning.