We did an interview with Catherine Rosario Perry today, on Saipan's 99.5 FM "Your Humanities Half Hour." Rich Martini handled the history and journey of ARA, and how we came to be on the island, and why we felt it was worth pursuing the eyewitness reports that Amelia and Fred Noonan were seen many times by many people on the island.
We'll post a link as soon as it becomes available.
|Catherine R Perry in action|
"Your Humanities Half Hour" on 99.5
Rich discussed how he and Mike Harris had followed roughly the same path back in the 80's with regard to finding eyewitnesses who could tell their story about Saipan. Mike filmed a number of interviews back then, and Rich pursued the Earhart story as a feature film. When he wound up working on "Amelia" he decided to focus his efforts on the documentary version of the story, and included a number of interviews he had done with US Marines who claimed to find the Electra during WWII parked on Aslito airfield.
|Rich with witness Delores Takamane across from the old jail|
|Paul Cooper and Mike Harris speaking about the search|
Will post the video of this talk in a few days
|Newsman Fred Goerner wrote "Searching for Earhart"|
and visited Saipan three times in his research
|Fred interviewed this woman in 1960.. but|
no one bothered to put her on film. We will.
|This author, Oliver Knaggs, interviewed a number of people on camera for his book|
|Hard to find book, however, Knaggs interviews some of|
the same people who Mike Harris interviewed in 1983
|Lest we forget who we're talking about. American hero. Never thanked for her sacrifice to country.|