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Radio Smart Talk: Dick Winters film premiere; artist Hasan Elahi

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 16, 2012 3:14 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, October 17:

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The documentary film "Dick Winters: Hang Tough" will premiere in Lancaster, Lititz, and Annville this week.  On Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll meet the film's producer Tim Gray, the chairman of the World War II Foundation.

(See the trailer here)

Dick Winters was born in Ephrata, Lancaster County, but lived most of his adult life in Hershey.  The 2000 HBO film "Band of Brothers" portrayed the heroism and leadership skills of a man who considered himself an ordinary soldier.  Winters led E "Easy" Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day and afterwards in France during the war.

The film also includes footage from this past June in Normandy when the Major Richard Winters Leadership Monument was unveiled.

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Also appearing on Wednesday's program will be artist Hasan Elahi, whose life was turned upside down 10 years ago when he was detained after an international flight and suspected of hoarding explosives.  For six months, Elahi was questioned but finally turned the tables by calling the FBI whenever he planned to travel and then posting minute-by-minute photographs of his life on a website.  Today he wears a GPS device that allows visitors to his website to track his every movement.  He hasn't been bothered since.

An exhibition of Elahi's artwork is on display now through November 14 at York College's Brossman Gallery. 

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