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Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives
The valued contributions of women veterans will not be forgotten thanks to the efforts of WSBE-TV in Providence, R.I."New England Portrait: Rhode Island Women of World War II: In Their Own Words" uses footage from interview sessions to chronicle the experiences of female World War II veterans from Rhode Island. The women profiled in the special speak candidly about their experiences and service some 60 years ago. Two panelists, the curator of the Naval Historical Collection and a local professor, author and historical consultant, round out the one-hour program by providing context and additional information about the roles of women during World War II. By working with high school students on the tribute, WSBE made the program a hands-on learning experience for aspiring historians and journalists. Furthering the opportunity for learning, WSBE hosted and facilitated meetings between high school students and female veterans.
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