Before Shark Week and ‘Jaws’, WWII Spawned America’s Shark

By Janet M Davis, University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts College Every summer on the Discovery Channel, “Shark Week” fills avid viewers with amazing documentary footage. sharks that hunt, feed and leap. Released in 1988, the television event was an instant hit. Her financial success Inspired by the profitability of the first 1975 blockbuster …