World War II en History Matters: A D-Day remembrance <p>Commentator Gary Joiner shines a light on D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 45173 at History Matters: A D-Day remembrance In Honor of Veterans <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Monday, September 11 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voices of the West: Veterans' Day pays tribute to the fighting men and women of America's armed forces through story, music and poetry. Highlights of our feature include archival recordings made on the battlefield by World War II journalist Alvin </span>Josephy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an interview with the first woman to serve in the US marine corps, and a Native American comedian and singer who channels his experiences as a marine into his jokes and songs. "The moving, sincere, and startling moments in this program add up to a remarkable tribute to that whole class of unsung men and women.” Dick </span>Cavett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Talk Show Host.</span></div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 35527 at In Honor of Veterans Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, November 10 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prisoners of War tells the story of four World War Two veterans: Harrison </span>Burney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (84), William Busier (86), Cliff Austin (79), and Robert Norton (80) - all of whom were captured in the first days of the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned for the remainder of the war. The hour-long program runs without narration, building its story by </span>inter-cutting<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> excerpts from extended field recordings with each of the men. It begins with the men remembering the chaos and confusion of the battle itself and moves quickly to each man's capture, interrogation, forced march, and transport by rail car to slave labor camps in Germany and Germany-controlled territory. The program focuses in detail on the fabric of daily life in these camps, particularly starvation, disease and the brutality of the German guards. It follows the men through their liberation, debriefing, repatriation, and reintegration into American society. And it chronicles their struggle with the life-long aftereffects of trauma and the shame they felt for having surrendered.</span></div><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 35525 at Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers History Matters: Camp Ruston in focus <p>Commentator Gary Joiner examines the historical context of the World War II POW Camp Ruston</p><p>.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 21975 at History Matters: Camp Ruston in focus History Matters: A look back at the Jeep's historical legacy <P>Commentator Gary Joiner profiles the iconic World War II vehicle: the Jeep. Its characteristics are still seen in today's Jeep Grand Cherokee. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:36:06 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 15992 at History Matters: A look back at the Jeep's historical legacy