Thursday, April 08, 2010

New Oprah Network looking for people who are "Searching"

SEARCHING" - new TV show that re-unites people

Is there anybody out there searching for a birth parent, long lost LOVE or childhood/college/military buddy??? If so, the new show "SEARCHING" (which will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network January 2011) could possibly help you find the person that you are looking for! We are now accepting applications with videos up until the morning of April 16, 2010 so please send us your story ASAP for possible consideration!!!


1. Simply submit an application online at:
2. Send us a 3-5 minute video telling us:
a. who you are
b. who you are looking for
c. why it's so important for you to find the person
d. what you would say to the person if you had the opportunity to speak with them again.
**E-mail me to get instructions on how to upload your video onto our YouTube channel. Applications will NOT be considered without a video. If you do NOT have access to a video camera or web cam then please contact me directly and we will work with you!!! **

Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Thank you and good luck with your search!!!

Tina Vaughan
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
Office: 323-512-0001 ext. 218

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

American Military Families in the Occupation of Japan

After many years trying, I’ve finally succeeded in securing a publisher (a regular, nationally-respected one, not a vanity house or strictly e-book type) for my book on the role of American military families in the occupation of Japan. Our family was one of them; we lived in Yokohama in 1949-‘50, when I was 10 and 11 years old. I use my memories to flesh out and provide examples supporting the books’ thesis, which is that the families provided the model the Japanese observed and emulated in rebuilding their society, and also the paradigm upon which they fashioned their postwar industrial colossus. I am seeking the experiences of my contemporaries to flesh out my story by providing more and more varied examples. If you would like to participate in this project, kindly write me at: Please have your email include a brief sketch of your time in Japan: when/where you lived, highlights, lowlights, notable routines, how the experience affected your life, etc. What you tell me in your email(s) likely will trigger back-and-forth dialogue in which I might elicit more (and possibly more revealing) data. I once was a working journalist, so know how the process works. I hope to get many contributions, all of which will be cited and, in part at least, quoted. Thank you. James Lamont, Deerfield, Illinois.

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