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WWII documentaries produced by ACU history professor and students televised Veteran's Day


ACU television programming managers and documentary producers work together to create 24 hours of Veteran's Day programming.

In honor of Veteran's Day, ACU will air 24 hours of original programming featuring World War II documentaries Nov. 11 on Channel 7.

Five full-length documentaries created by Dr. Vernon Williams, ACU professor of history, and six student-produced documentaries will run all day. Each of the documentaries looks at both British and American perspectives of WWII, focusing on air bomb groups and some special topics relating to Americans serving in wartime England.

Broadcasting students from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department will be in the ACU studio to help run the programming during all 24 hours. 

"These types of projects prepare students to go out into the world of TV," said J.R. Kessler, instructor of journalism and mass communication and manager of KUF-TV7 and ACU Video. "Original programming is part of that world, and creating and producing 24 hours of original programming will give them a taste of what it's really like."

Six of the shorter films were produced by students who participated in Williams' historical documentaries class. Earlier this year, Williams traveled to England and presented area museums with a gift collection of the WWII exhibit documentaries produced by ACU students.