Program
Visible Target
Producing Organization
Bainbridge Documentary Project
KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
Contributing Organization
KCTS 9 (Seattle, Washington)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-283-90dv4bcr
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Description
Program Description
"VISIBLE TARGET is a classic story of racism and personal courage. It's about the evacuation and internment of the first community of Japanese-American citizens to be taken from their homes during World War II. They were evacuation by the Army from Bainbridge Island, Washington, just west of Seattle in Puget Sound. "At the time, suspicions against the Japanese ran high along the western seaboard, fueled by years of anti-oriental prejudice and by war fears. Most of their occidental neighbors remained silent, but the publishers of a local newspaper dared to stand up and say that evacuation was wrong. "VISIBLE TARGET is worthy of Peabody consideration because it is a sensitive and highly dramatic account of a tragic time in American history. The large historical event is seen through the intensely intimate perspective of one small community. It is also a thrilling story about individuals who dared to speak and act against popular public opinion. "Effectively using telling newsreel footage, maps, old photographs and other popular media, VISIBLE TARGET reconstructs the events and mood of the times. "Potent in relation to current public affairs and contemporary race relations, VISIBLE TARGET will endure as an important document about American history and society."--1986 Peabody Awards entry form. Looks at the specific response of the Bainbridge Islanders, both Japanese and non-Japanese as well as the legacy of the displacement and internment of Bainbridge Island's Japanese population. The Bainbridge Japanese-Americans were the first to be interned at Manzanar. Focuses on newspaper publisher Walton Woodward and others who pushed back against the Japanese internment; also includes interviews with non-Japanese who believed it was necessary. Interviewees include Eleanor Yost, Carl Pratt, Margaret Englund, Walton Woodward, Myrtle Norman, Rich Barr, andMilly Woodward; and Japanese Americans Kay Nakao, Sam Nakao, Hisematsu Daira, Shigeko Kitomoto, Ichiro Nagatani, and Jenko Harue.Uses clip from 'Terry and the Pirates? cartoon 'How to spot a Jap'; newsreel footage; and readings from editorials.
Program Description
This item is part of the Japanese Americans section of the AAPI special collection.
Broadcast Date
1985-03-26
Created Date
1986
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:28:56.068
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Credits
Producing Organization: Bainbridge Documentary Project
Producing Organization: KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
KCTS 9
Identifier: cpb-aacip-73ab8ebf739 (Filename)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:32:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-3f31d8773b0 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:28:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Visible Target,” 1985-03-26, KCTS 9, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-90dv4bcr.
MLA: “Visible Target.” 1985-03-26. KCTS 9, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-90dv4bcr>.
APA: Visible Target. Boston, MA: KCTS 9, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-283-90dv4bcr