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Historical Society hosts Iowa Broadcasters During War program

August 31, 2017
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Tama County Historical Society will host the program, "From the Battlefront to the Home Front: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War," on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the genealogy library at 200 N. Broadway St., Toledo. The program is free and open to the public.

The bravery of American military members has been well documented, often due to the unique reporting done by Iowa-based broadcasters on the scene. This presentation includes segments from a documentary by the same name, featuring vintage broadcasts and interviews with the journalists who covered conflicts from World War II to the first Gulf War. Iowa broadcast historian Jeff Stein, the documentary producer, tells of the challenges the reporters faced in doing their jobs-relaying information to a waiting audience, and at times, reassuring them of the safety of Iowans serving thousands of miles away.

This program is made possible by support from Humanities Iowa.

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