Workers try to turn the hull of the USS Oklahoma after Japanese attack
Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of men and women from four American towns.
In conjunction with The Library of Congress Veterans History Project, Oklahoma’s PBS station will launch an aggressive statewide outreach effort to collect, preserve and share the personal stories from Oklahomans who served on the frontlines.
Here’s a preview of the film.
As part of a developing partnership with OETA, NewsOK will design and develop a Web site that will preserve Oklahoma’s account of World War II. This site will be used to collect and accept videos, audio recordings, original photos and letters from the “Great Generation” of our time. As well, all personal stories and historical accounts will be eligible for the Library of Congress archives.
Here’s the home page design I presented to a group of 15 on Friday, July 27, 2007. Staying up until 3 a.m. for three days straight just to “Git-R-Done!,” this is 1 page from my 9 page design presentation. It’s not a working Web site yet, but will be soon!
On September 23, 2007, OETA will premiere this epic documentary and Web site. This will be our first joint project. Check back to monitor our progress. (Saturday, July 12, 2007)