Broadcast Schedule: KQED & KTEH Television Productions

The 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?

The War:
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.

The War:
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.

Read an interview with Connie and Raymond Gomez, pictured above.

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.


Broadcast Schedule: KQED Radio Productions

Friday Host Dave Iverson guides a discussion about the making of The War documentary and the controversy its early version spawned over the lack of material about the role of Latino citizens and soldiers in the war effort. A guest panel explores how and why the documentary series was updated and whether changes made under pressure from Latinos in Congress and elsewhere constituted a distortion of an artist's work or a necessary correction for the sake of historical accuracy.
KQED 88.5FM Original Broadcast Fri, 9/21/07
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The California Report
Original Broadcast 9/21/07

The program talks with the maker of a documentary about California's critical role in winning World War II and how it changed the state forever.
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