MAKERS Looks at Women in War

October 21, 2014

In 1991, 41,000 women were deployed to Operation Desert Storm, making it the largest single deployment of U.S. military women in history. This deployment is just one example of American women’s increasing roles in war. MAKERS “Women in War,” which airs 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 21 on Wisconsin Public Television, looks at American women’s increasing participation…

The Many Faces of D-Day

June 2, 2014

My grandfather was drafted to serve in World War II soon after his 18th birthday. After leaving his Michigan home to undergo training, he boarded a ship and spent the entirety of his deployment on the water, sending and receiving Morse code messages and relaying the most urgent memos to the ship’s captain. His stories…

Churchill

August 17, 2013

Watch Churchill at 7 p.m. Starting Sunday, August 18 on Wisconsin Public Television. I have always found it interesting to learn more about well-know people and places years after they were on the public’s mind. Nowadays, reporters are digging into people’s lives 24/7 and social media reveals just about everything they miss, it feels more…

Nazi Mega Weapons

July 16, 2013

Watch Nazi Mega Weapons at 9 p.m. starting Wednesday, July 17 on Wisconsin Public Television. It’s scary to think of all the technology and advancements we take away from wars. I suppose it’s only natural that people become very innovative thinkers when they think their days are literally numbered. Just imagine how productive you could…

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…

National Salute to Veterans

November 9, 2012

Watch the National Salute to Veterans at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 on Wisconsin Public Television. Don’t miss your chance to join your fellow Americans in a nation-wide event honoring our veterans. This is a tremendous opportunity that brings us all together for a chance to say thank  you to all of those who sacrificed so…

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…

Meet the Faces of the Vietnam War

December 10, 2010

Watch Vietnam War Stories at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 on Wisconsin Public Television. The best way to learn about an event is by talking to the people who were actually there.  This is exactly what we have done to tell the story of the Vietnam War.  I worked with some of the earlier interviews…