Archive for the ‘Living St. Louis’ Category

Tune in for a Summary, if You Will

September 5, 2007

This coming Monday night is shaping up to be an exciting night for us, and we hope for you. Starting at 7:00 p.m. right here on KETC/Channel 9, we are going broadcast a special program that will serve as a summary—if you will—of our Your Stories project by featuring many of the stories you’ve seen on Living St. Louis as well as some of the other pieces we’ve created (or are creating) for the project. It should be a moving night of television.

Full disclosure: the program is a pledge program, and we are going to be asking for your support to help us with this project and future projects like it. But we hope the night will show you the sort of impact the project has had, and continues to have.

I’m going to try and post a promo as soon as I can get it, and hopefully that will give you more a feel for what we are doing. But please tune in Monday if you can. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  


Another D-Day, Part 2

August 27, 2007

Our good friends at YouTube were kind enough to allow us to upload Anne-Marie Berger’s story on the Iwo Jima Marines (even though it’s over the 10 minute limit). Here it is:

Another D-Day

August 24, 2007

D-Day has become known to most of us as June 6, 1944, but in reality the term “D-Day” in the military sense can mean the beginning date for any major attack or operation. And while the Allied invasion of Normandy was a defining event of World War II, there were quite a few other “D-Days” that were also instrumental in the winning of the war. Many of those other “D-Days” took place in the Pacific, and one of the bloodiest for American Marines took place at Iwo Jima.

Here is a link to a story by Anne-Marie Berger about that battle and the men who fought it (Note: We are trying to get this story uploaded to YouTube, but it is longer than they allow. I’m seeing what we can do).

So next time you happen to use the term D-Day, remember that for quite a few veterans it may have a whole other meaning.  

More Video — More Thoughts

August 15, 2007

The stories our Living St. Louis producers have been doing all summer for the Your Stories project have just been amazing. We’ve been showcasing their stories on our YouTube channel, and have been giving you some of them here as well. Of course, there is more to Living St. Louis than World War II stories, as you’ll be able to see from their just launched Living St. Louis blog.

But back to World War II for now. I used to watch Hogan’s Heroes as a kid. It sure made the life of a POW seem not so bad. But as Patrick Murphy found out, that wasn’t what it was really like:

New Voices

August 3, 2007

Forgot to mention that you’ll be hearing from some new people in this space shortly.

The producers of Living St. Louis have been working since the spring to find and tell a large amount of the stories that make up the Your Stories project. You can see them on Living St. Louis every week, and you can see them on our Your Stories site as well.

The stories of course speak from themselves, but maybe you have something to say about them as well. We hope you do, at any rate. So look for posts from our Living St. Louis producers here in the near future, and we’ll see where it goes from there.


Happy 6th of July

July 6, 2007

A couple of days late for Independence Day, but I wanted to share a Living St. Louis story by Jim Kirchherr on Omar Bradley. Bradley was from the central Missouri town of Moberly, and was famously called “the soldier’s general.” But now I’m giving away the story. Enjoy.