Charlotte Talks: The 'Band Of Brothers' Who Shaped History

May 25, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

A Memorial Day conversation with the co-creator of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries, Erik Jendresen, and the stories of the soldiers who liberated Europe 75 years ago this month. 

This program originally aired June 6, 2019.

Credit National Archives

The world celebrated in May 1945 when, as President Harry Truman put it, “the flags of freedom” unfurled over Europe with the Allies’ victory over the Nazis, ending the western theater of World War II. 

It came at a great human cost: More than 400,000 Americans were killed in the European theater of the war.

The accounts of some of the soldiers who wrote this chapter of history became part of the classic HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.” One of its co-creators, Erik Jendresen, sat down last summer with guest host Erik Spanberg.


Erik Jendresen, co-creator, producer and writer, "Band of Brothers"