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Chestertown Honors American Veterans

Chestertown commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II Saturday with a parade (10am) on Main Street, a reception for veterans, a 1940's swing dance and fireworks. Todd Moe talks with Chestertown's "History Alive Celebration" organizer Barbara Wilson.  Go to full article

Art Without Borders: Carmen D'Avino

Today we begin a series on art in the North Country with an artist profile. Carmen D'Avino began his career as a painter in the 1930s. He's been a World War II military filmmaker, a sculptor, and an avant-guarde animator in New York City. He was even nominated for an Academy Award. For the past 15 years he's lived in an old farmhouse in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond. David Sommerstein stopped by for a visit and found a portrait of the creative process in action.  Go to full article

Commentary: VJ Day

New York City has been the focal point of many great events in modern history. Commentator Paul Willcott tells a family story about VJ Day, when the city erupted in a celebration of unexcelled exuberance.  Go to full article

People: Brock McElheran

Near the end of World War Two, Germany unleashed its so-called weapons of vengeance on the British population, the V-1 flying bomb, or "doodle-bug", and the V-2 rocket. Todd Moe talks with SUNY Potsdam professor emeritus Brock McElheran about his book V-Bombs and Weathermaps, his memories of London during World War Two.  Go to full article

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