Stars and Stripes cartoonist Bill Mauldin (whose 1945 book Up Front has just been re-issued in a fiftieth anniversary edition) tells Jim Fleming about the infantryman's experience that formed the basis for his wartime cartoons. Also, military historian Ron Spector tells Steve Paulson that the joy of V-E day was dimmed for the soldiers in the European theatre by the belief that they were all on their way to the war in the Pacific.SEGMENT 2:
Television commentator Andy Rooney spent World War II as a reporter in Europe for the GI paper Stars and Stripes. He has collected his war stories in a memoir called My War. He tells Judith Strasser about a bombing run aboard a B-17 and why he thinks the WWII commemorative events are appropriate. Also, D'Ann Campbell tells Judith Strasser about the 350,000 women who served in WWII, especially the nurses. Campbell teaches history at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and is the author of Women at War with America.SEGMENT 3:
Eighty-four year old geologist Charles Bradley tells Jim Fleming how he spent the War: skiing in the Aleutians! Bradley trained troops for mountain warfare and tested clothing and equipment under severe weather conditions. His memoir Aleutian Echoes was published by the University of Alaska Press.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 5-28-A.
Jeffrey Masson and Susan McCarthy have studied field reports from scientists around the world and collected their findings in a book: When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals. They tell Steve Paulson they're out to change the way we think about animals. Also, historian Joyce Salisbury tells Judith Strasser that the medieval church created the attitudes about animals that people still hold today. Salisbury is the author of The Beast Within: Animals in the Middle Ages.SEGMENT 2:
Jane Goodall has spent thirty five years studying Tanzania's Gombe chimpanzees. Her work has transformed our understanding of the animal world and forced us to re-assess our place in it. Goodall talks with Steve Paulson about her work and why she thinks she's one of the luckiest people alive.SEGMENT 3:
Peter Mayle, Bard of Provence, has a dog named Boy. Together they've written a book called A Dog's Life. Mayle tells Jim Fleming how he and Boy first became acquainted, then changed eachothers' lives.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 5-28-B..
Thomas Inge is a professor of Humanities at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia and a passionate, life-long fan of comics.He tells Steve Paulson that comics are an art form worthy of serious critical attention with a distinguished past and a bright future, both in print and on-line.SEGMENT 2:
Terry Zwigoff has directed a documentary film about his friend of twenty five years - cartoonist R. Crumb. The creator of underground comics, Crumb is best known for Keep On Truckin, Fritz the Cat, and Mr. Natural. Zwigoff talks with Judith Strasser about Crumb, the movie and the man. Also, cartoonist Neil Gaiman, author of the Sandman series, tells Jim Fleming how he got into comics and what he tried to achieve with the Sandman character.SEGMENT 3:
Art Spiegelman's comic Maus (which told his father's story of the Holocaust) won a Pulitzer Prize three years ago and was followed by Maus II. Now there's a CD-Rom version. Spiegelman tells Steve Paulson why Maus is making the move to computer.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 5-28-C..