KQED & KTEH Productions
from Northern California
KQED Radio's Perspectives
World War II Veterans and their families share their perspectives.
Bay Area Stories
Produced by KQED, this one-hour documentary tells the compelling
wartime stories of veterans and citizens on the homefront in the San Francisco
Bay Area. San Francisco has always been a destination for diversity and this
documentary will reveal the impact of World War II on the wide mosaic of
communities that comprise our region.
War: Nisei Soldiers
Produced by KTEH, this program tells the story of Japanese American veterans
in the South Bay and Central Coast who fought valiantly for their
country despite the internment of their families by the U.S. Government.
This 30 minute documentary will illuminate their bravery and struggles
and ask the question, who can be called an American?
Produced by KTEH, this thirty-minute documentary tells the
story of the Latino veterans of the South Bay and Central Coast. These
brave young men, many of whom were farm workers, enlisted or were drafted
into the US Armed Forces. Many felt the need to prove that they were
patriotic and deserved the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.
Their experiences overseas changed them and when they came home, they
became involved in both social justice and community issues. Cesar
Chavez, one of the veterans, helped found the United Farm Workers union.
Spanish translation available on SAP.
FAQ: Latino Stories from WWII
An estimated half-million Latino servicemen answered the country's call during WWII, but their stories have remained largely untold and obscure. Produced by KQED, this 30-minute program will explore this topic with a panel discussion and taped interviews that tell a sweeping story of immigration and patriotism, and a war that shaped homefront communities in decisive new ways. From prison cells in Berlin to the date fields of California's Coachella Valley, WWII changed a generation of American Latinos who developed a new vision for the future.