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Community Idea Stations Funds Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Film

Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma: The Final Story tells the story of unidentified sailors’ final homecoming


Richmond, VA- The Community Idea Stations is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a film that gives voice to those who survived and those who were lost on the USS Oklahoma.

Presented by WCVE/WHTJ PBS and produced by Lone Wolf Media, Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma: The Final Story will air on WCVE/WHTJ PBS on Wednesday, November 23, from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

The film documents how experts, working with families and using DNA testing, have identified unknown soldiers’ remains, finally returning them to their families to achieve closure for their sacrifice and heroism. This story is told by men who were there on that fateful day sharing their stories and their own footage for the first time.

“The freedom we enjoy comes with a price,” says Curtis Monk, President and CEO of the Community Idea Stations. “It is very important for us to remember our veterans and honor those who are now on active duty.  Providing this production to our viewers is a privilege.” 

WCVE/WHTJ PBS is the presenting station for the project and played a major role in it.

“As the presenting station for the program, we are responsible for editorial control and the overall direction of the program while representing program distribution across the PBS system comprised of over 300 stations," says John Felton, Vice-President & General Manager for WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. A program dedicated to the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives on the USS Oklahoma is another program example why public television is more relevant than ever."

The film is one of two that PBS is broadcasting to commemorate the attack. Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona, which features footage filmed inside the sunken ship, will air directly after Pearl Harbor - USS Oklahoma: The Final Story.

“Pearl Harbor marked a pivotal moment for the United States,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive at PBS. As we mark the 75th anniversary of the attack, PBS is pleased to present two films that not only pay tribute to those who died and those who survived, but also shed new light on what happened during the assault and what has become of the men and ships of Pearl Harbor.”

About The Community Idea Stations: The Community Idea Stations is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia through radio with 88.9 WCVE NPR and television with WCVE/WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS, lifestyle channel WCVE Create and international program channel MHz Worldview. Additional content and information for lifelong learners of all ages is available at

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