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12 June 2007

Most Honorable Son: 17 Sept 2007

Some of you might recall that I was interviewed for a documentary on Japanese American history, which will show on PBS this year.

Being interviewed

I just heard from its producer, Bill Kubota that Most Honorable Son will run on PBS on 17 September at 10 pm (just a few days before the Ken Burns' special series on World War II). Mr. Kubota was kind enough to add that part of my interview will be included... so stay tuned. It is the interesting story of Nebraska Nisei Ben Kuroki. It is an honor to be interviewed in the same film with Gary Okihiro and other Nikkei historians.

A few years ago I had some e-mail and phone discussion with another documentary producer about exploring the possibility of a film on the history of libraries, but this has been my first time to be a historical advisor. It really has been an interesting experience to learn how documentaries come to reality.

2 Comment(s):

  • Wow! that's really great news. I hope you put some reminders up when it's close to airing. I'll have to set my computer to record it so I don't miss it. Someday in the near future I hope to restart my flicker page (BubblyNuggets).

    By Blogger staplegun, at Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:15:00 PM  

  • Ah yes, you have joined the ranks of the Talking Heads. Very good! Even better to be a PBS Talking Head, I'd say. Once you're a Head, you'll get asked to be a Head again.

    I used to work for a professor who was also a documentary writer and it was terribly interesting. One of the most interesting things is seeing what is left of the experts' interviews and how they are mixed in with each other.

    Hope you have had a great summer.

    By Blogger LK, at Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:53:00 PM  

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