December 8, 1941, c. 10:15 pm EST

From Los Angeles: Blackout on the West Coast. The FBI in San Diego, with the cooperation of the Mexican government, tonight checked unconfirmed reports of armed bands of Japanese in lower California. John B. Hughes reports from Melrose Street in Hollywood, in front of Mutual's broadcasting facilities. There is an attempt to create a blackout. It was to take affect 20 minutes ago. It's not working too well yet.