Ames Historical Society
2014 Lecture Series
From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War
Jeff Stein, author, historian and educator
The bravery of American military members has been well documented, often due to the unique reporting done by Iowa-based broadcasters on the scene. This presentation includes segments from a documentary by the same name. It features vintage broadcasts and interviews with the journalists who covered conflicts from World War II to the first Gulf War, a 50-year span. Stein, an Iowa broadcast historian and the documentary’s producer, will talk about the challenges reporters faced doing their jobs: relaying information to a waiting audience and at times, reassuring them of the safety of Iowans serving thousands of miles away. Ames’ own Jack Shelley will be prominently featured.
7:00 pm, Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St.
Open to the public
$3 free will donation requested at the door
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