Wednesday November 11, 2009 | South Pacific & WWII 38th Evacuation Unit

November 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Part One: South Pacific
On this Veteran’s Day, we take a closer look at a Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical based on James Michner’s writing about World War II in the South Pacific. The first revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific takes a fresh look at that period in our history. We’ll meet the star and director.
Carmen Cusack
– Nellie in South Pacific, (also Elphaba in the U.S. tour of Wicked)
Bartlett Sher – Director of the revival of South Pacific

Part Two: 38th Evacuation Unit
We remember Veterans, specifically veterans from WWII’s Charlotte 38th Evacuation Unit today. Not all veterans are in the midst of the combat. Some serve behind the scenes, in makeshift hospitals, working to save the lives of others. We’ll meet two nurses from the World War II 38th Evacuation Unit out of Charlotte, NC and talk about their experiences, which has been made into a documentary film called If They Could See Us Now. The director of that film also joins us. 
Chris Hudson
– Director of the film If They Could See Us Now
Martha Pegram Mitchell – Nurse in the 38th Evacuation Unit from Charlotte in WWII

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  1. Writing from Mooresville –

    What a wonderful segment. Thanks especially to Martha. Could I suggest another show with even greater detail.

  2. For more information about “If They Could See Us Now” the documentary of The 38th Evacuation Unit From Charlotte, NC you can go to

  3. I was curious about her attitude in serving imprisoned German soldiers in Texas?

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