From the Battlefront to the Homefront


Meeting Room

Jeff Stein of Humanities Iowa, an Iowa broadcast historian, will present on the topic of "Iowa Broadcasters go to War". 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 will include 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, a 50-year span. 

Jeff, the documentary producer, will tell of the challenges reporters faced in relaying the information to a waiting audience and in reassuring them of the safety of Iowans serving thousands of miles away.