Seg. A - The Monitor Boys / Seg. B - Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World - April 14, 2011

Posted by: danny 4/14/2011 7:55 PM

April 14, 2011
Thursday
Seg. A - The Monitor Boys
The U.S. Navy's first ironclad warship rose to glory during the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, but there's much more to know about the USS Monitor. Historian and author John Quarstein reveals the stories in his newest book, "The Monitor Boys."  Quarstein joins us in studio to talk about his new book about the men who risked everything by going to sea in the celebrated "cheesebox on a raft" and became the hope of a nation wracked by war. 

Seg. B - Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World
Also scheduled to join us, documentary filmmaker and writer Ric Burns.  He'll be in town on April 21st at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News for a lecture and to present his newest documentary "Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World."

Scheduled Guests:
John V. Quarstein
- historian, preservationist, and author, "The Monitor Boys"
Ric Burns - documentary filmmaker and writer, "Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World"

Links:
www.marinersmuseum.org/uss-monitor-center/monitor-boys
www.marinersmuseum.org
www.ricburns.com

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