This week, we feature extended local contributions to the national documentary Veterans Day 11.11.11 which will air at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11. We honor some of the local people who put service above self. Their stories are told in the new book Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self. Contributing authors Bruce Mathews and Mamie Hughes sit down with Nick Haines to highlight what you can expect to discover in the book. We continue our series Women and Girls Lead with a profile of local artist Peregrine Honig.
This Sunday night at 5:30, KCPT airs the documentary Veterans Day 11-11-11. A nationwide “day in the life” exploration of what it means to be a military veteran in this country.
More than 40 accomplished video storytellers volunteered their time and talent to produce a series of profiles about the service shared by veterans and the sacrifices that they have made.
Every story in the movie was shot on Veterans Day 2011 thus the title 11.11.11.
One of those stories was made by local filmmaker Jason Rhodes who profiles the service of area veteran, retired Colonel Robert Dudley. His story will be seen by the nation Sunday.
There’s also another regional tie-in in this national documentary. Did you know that Emporia, Kansas actually lays claim to being the birthplace of Veterans Day?
That story is also told in Sunday’s film. Producer Pat Holloway, a photojournalist at Fox4 news, journeyed to Emporia to chronicle the town’s Veteran’s Day celebrations.
We celebrate Kansas Citians who are willing to put service above self. We delve into the hearts and souls of local notables who have put the community above their own selfish interests in order to make this city a better place to live. They are chronicled in a new book called the Kansas City Spirit: Stories of Service Above Self.
The added bonus when you purchase the book is that a portion of the proceeds, in keeping with The Kansas City Spirit, will go to benefit local charities: Operation Breakthrough, Elmwood Cemetery, The Kansas City Museum – Minority Heritage Project, the Community Cadet Corps and Gillis.
We continue with our occasional series of features we call Women and Girls Lead in which we profile females from all walks of life who inspire us with stories of resilience, hope and empowerment. The series, created for the web and TV is collaboration between KCPT and the Independent Television Service. This week meet Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig.