Show: Excelsior Forever Upward!

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This show is about the 8th Air Force during World War II and my Dad and his crew-mates who served on a B-17. I was always fascinated with his stories about the war and his many close scrapes with death. As he got older, he started going to WWII reunions and later needed my help in getting to them. I heard all sorts of stories from the people who were there that I have never heard anywhere else. Some of these are such great stories that I just had to share them. I only had a half hour and had to leave a lot on the cutting room floor, so I will do some follow-up shows in the future. We show archival Film of the 8th Air Force and the 303rd Bomb Group. Included is an Air Corps Hollywood marketing piece, the actor Jimmy Stewart (who flew a tour of duty as an 8th Air Force pilot) did to entice young men to enlist. We show the positions on a B-17 and my Dad's crew-mates and some of their stories who served with him. We also show some of the honors at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum. Some have said the production quality, content-wise, is reminiscent of the History Channel or PBS. My production skills are not of that caliber, but we are very proud of this show.
I thought the target audience was naturally going to be veterans, and it is. But we have been finding that women really have been enjoying the show too as it is a very moving tribute to this WWII veteran's life story. Our show typically is of more local interest and it opens with our show host, Maria Lofquist and a regular guest, the Mayor of Excelsior, MN. Nick Ruehl who introduce the WWII segment. But this episode will appeal to Americans everywhere as we've removed the local content. This is the Memorial Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Armed Forces and Veterans Special Show for your viewers. Total Running Time 28:00.

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Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:01

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 17:04

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