in the hometown of history's greatest war correspondent
The Ernie Pyle WWII Museum Podcast
Doug and Drew Hess (father and son) team up to share with you pieces of Ernie Pyle’s life from his humble beginning on an Indiana farm to becoming a Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during WWII. The podcast is presented by Goose Creek Productions and JLJ Media.
First year tour guide,
Judith Mackrell, "The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of WWII"
Indiana State University Professor Christopher Fischer
National Ernie Pyle Day
Ray Boomhower, "The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle"
In this episode, Drew and Doug speak with Ray Boomhower, who is a biographer and ex-report. Ray has written several books and we discuss his book The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle. He serves as senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society's popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwest History. Listen.
Who was Ernie Pyle?
Indiana University Professor Austin Francalacia
Steven Casey, "The War Beat, Pacific: The American Media at War Against Japan"
Alexander G. Lovelace, "The Media Offensive: How the Press and Public Opinion Shaped Strategy during WWII"
Martha Bolton, "Dear Bob: Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of WWII"
In this episode we speak with former writer for Bob Hope, Martha Bolton. Martha was Bob Hope's first female staff writer, working for his television specials, personal appearances, and military shows for approximately fifteen years. She is the author of "Dear Bob: Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of W II." She also talks about the relationship between Bob and Ernie Pyle. Listen.