Stories of veterans who have built something that changed the way we live

The Story broadcasts Veteran's Day November 11 at 2:00pm

  • Fred Vigeant

Join us November 11 at 2:00pm for The Story.

This immersive Veterans Day special narrated by Alec Baldwin uncovers the backstories of six veterans who have built companies, products and brands that have changed the way we live.

You’ll hear from war heroes like the actress, turned spy who worked as a double agent for the Union Army, and the gruff Air Force Veteran who became a soft-spoken national treasure. Listeners are invited to walk a mile in their shoes, and their identity is a secret until the climax.

Some names are familiar and some you’ll learn for the first time. But they all have one thing in common, their contributions have changed the world. Veterans featured include:

  • Artist, Bob Ross
  • Civil War spy, Pauline Cushman
  • Radio personality, Robin Quivers
  • FedEx founder, Fred Smith
  • WWII hero, Virginia Hall
  • Nike founder, Phil Knight

This hour is an adaptation of The Story, an award-winning podcast produced by Mission.org, a veteran-owned media company and podcast network.


In honor of Veteran’s Day, WITF will also rebroadcast our production of Vietnam Veteran war stories that was produced in 2017 coinciding with the permiere of Ken Burn’s Vietnam War Documentary series.  WITF’s Vietnam War Stories broadcasts at 1:00pm on Wednesday November 11.

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