Legacy of the USS Lagarto

May 8, 2017

The USS Lagarto began its life in a Manitowoc shipyard and went down fighting in a sea battle against a Japanese convoy. But its fascinating story didn’t end in the depths of the Gulf of Thailand. Decades later, details have emerged about what happened to the 86 men who vanished along with the submarine. Tonight on WPT…

The Invisible War

May 11, 2013

Watch Independent Lens “The Invisible War” at 9 p.m. Monday, May 13 on Wisconsin Public Television. It’s difficult to imagine we could allow something like this to happen. It almost seems like a story pulled from long ago in the past, but sadly it’s the present. A time when we would all like to think that…

Rise of the Drones

January 22, 2013

Watch NOVA “Rise of the Drones” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 on Wisconsin Public Television. There’s nothing quite like seeing just how far we’ve advanced in technology over the years. Of course there are always the new toys every year like smart phones tablet computers that still impress us in our daily lives, but…

Team Lioness

December 14, 2011

Watch Independent Lens “Lioness” at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 on Wisconsin Public Television. I have to say that I was not aware of a U.S. policy that kept female soldiers from being sent into direct ground combat. I suppose it might have made sense years ago when women were first allowed to enlist in…