WW2 -- Experience of African Americans in World War II:
Ossie Davis (Army) and William J. Powell (Army). Moderated by Linda Wertheimer.:
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Description of Pictures: Ossie Davis helped establish an African-American medical station in Liberia while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Ever since his acting debut in 1946, he has made numerous appearances on film, stage, and television. He and his wife, Ruby Dee, have received the National Medal of Arts and the Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, among many other honors and awards.
William J. Powell returned to Ohio following service with the Army Air Forces during World War II, only to find that because of racial discrimination he was prevented from playing golf at public or private courses in the area. The result was his own Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio: the first U.S. golf course designed, owned, and operated by an African American. This story is told in Clearview: America’s Course—The Autobiography of William J. Powell.
Linda Wertheimer is senior national correspondent for National Public Radio, having worked at the network since its inception in 1971. She spent 13 years as a host of NPR’s news magazine, All Things Considered, and has also served as the network’s congressional and national political correspondent, regularly reporting on the major events of the day.
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2004_DC_WW2_Surigao_040528: WW2 -- Battle of Surigao Strait:
Sen. John Warner and Adm. J. L. Holloway. Moderated by Dave Winkler (4 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Eagles_040528: WW2 -- Creating, Crafting, and Installing the Memorial’s Bronze Eagles:
Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio), Larry Welker, Owner (Laran Bronze), Patrick Oakes (Executive Vice-President, Apex Piping Systems, Inc.). Moderated by John Vlach. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Monument_040527: WW2 -- Designing the Memorial: Architecture and Sculpture:
Friedrich St. Florian (Design Architect, Natl World War II Memorial) and Raymond Kaskey (Sculptor, Kaskey Studio). Moderated by John Vlach. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Blacks_040528: WW2 -- Experience of African Americans in World War II:
Ossie Davis (Army) and William J. Powell (Army). Moderated by Linda Wertheimer. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_DDay_040527: WW2 -- Eyewitness to D-Day:
Sam Gibbons. Moderated by Gary Rhay. Introduced by Beverly Lindsey. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Internment_040530: WW2 -- Internment of Japanese Americans in Wyoming:
Norman Mineta (Secretary of Transportation) and Alan Simpson (former U.S. Senator from Wyoming). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Nissei_040527: WW2 -- Japanese Americans in World War II:
Grant Ichikawa (Military Intelligence Service), Norman Ikari (442nd Regimental Combat Team), and Jean Kariya (Internment Camp Survivor). Moderated by Franklin Odo. (6 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Navajo_040528: WW2 -- Navajo Code Talkers:
Sam Billison, Keith Little, and Sam Smith. Moderated by Jeff Anthony (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Tuskegee_040527: WW2 -- Tuskegee Airmen:
Lee Archer, Thomas Lowery, and Charles McGee. Moderated by Thomas Doherty. (9 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Holocaust_040530: WW2 -- U.S. Army and the Holocaust
John Dolibois (interrogator of Nazi War Criminals at Nuremberg) and John Withers (aided Holocaust survivors in Germany). Moderated by Jeff Anthony. (11 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Mall: WW2 -- Various pictures of the Mall during the Tribute to A Generation: Natl World War II Reunion (83 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Pres_040527: WW2 -- Veterans as Presidential Candidates:
Bob Dole (Army, 10th Mountain Division) and George McGovern (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Marc Pachter (12 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Baseball_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Baseball Players:
Bob Feller (Navy and Cleveland Indians), Monte Irvin (Army and New York Giants), and Buck O’Neil (Navy and Kansas City Monarchs). Moderated by Liane Hansen. (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Film_040530: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Film Performers:
Jack Palance (Army Air Forces). Moderated by Thomas Doherty (8 photos from 2004)
2004_DC_WW2_Journalists_040528: WW2 -- World War II Veterans as Journalists:
Allen Neuharth (Army, USA Today) and Mike Wallace (Navy, CBS News), Moderated by Thomas Doherty (29 photos from 2004)
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
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