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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 57 TAUNTON, MA.

CHAPTER 57'S TELEVISION SHOW

Global War on Terrorism Memorial

"The Fifty Seven Show"
A Show for Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Their Families.

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Hosts:       John Fielding  Norm Willoughby   

News:       Mort Morin 

Field Reporter:     Steve Horton

Producer/Director:      Paul Waldron

 
 
Tune in to Chapter 57's  
Cable Access Television Show
"THE FIFTY SEVEN SHOW"
Filmed at the Taunton Community Access and Media Inc. Studio and remote locations.
The program may be viewed in the following towns

Town                   Channel                Day                          Time

Berkley             See Your Local Cable Channel Bulletin Board

Dighton                 9       See Your Local Cable 

                                       Channel Bulletin Board

Easton                  9                Monday                     8:30PM

Freetown            95          Friday & Saturday          6:00PM & 6:30PM

Lakeville       9 & 95         Friday & Saturday           6:00PM & 6:30PM

Mansfield             See Your Local Cable Channel Bulletin Board

Middleboro          9           Friday & Saturday          6:00 & 6:30PM

Norton                  15         Monday & Thursday       6:30 & 7:00PM

Raynham               9         Thursday                        5:00PM

Taunton               15         Tuesday & Thursday       7:00PM

             
PRESENTLY THE COMMUNITIES LISTED ABOVE ARE AIRING
 "THE FIFTY SEVEN SHOW" .
 
 
 

 
Content of Shows
Show #1 Sept. 2005 - Introduction to Chapter 57, what the Disabled American Veterans is and does. What we hope to accomplish with the TV Show. History the DAV and its relationship with the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs ( 30 Minutes )
 
Show #2 Oct. 2005 - Opening with Host John Fielding. Veterans news with Commander Morin. Guest DAV Department of Massachusetts Commander John Hogan interview by Host John Fielding.
( 30 Minutes )
 
Show #3  Oct. 2005 - Opening with John Fielding. Veterans News with Commander Morin. Guest Robert Doherty interviewed gy Host John Fielding about Mr. Doherty's experiences as a WW II member of a bomber crew and his captivity after bailing out of his bomber over Belgium. Closed with slide presentation of Chapter activities.
( 30 Minutes )
 
SPECIAL  Nov. 2005 - Film of a show co-produced by Roberty Doherty about the experience of allied aircrew members held in German prisoner of war camps during WW II.
 ( 1 1/2 Hours )
 
Show #4 Nov 2005- Opening with John Fielding. Veterans News with Commander Morin. Guest Armand Provencal, City of Taunton Director of Veteran's Services interviewed by Host John Fielding. The show closed with a slide show of Veterans Day Ceremonies.
( 30 Minutes ) 

  Show #5 Dec 2005 - Opening with John Fielding. Veterans News with Commander Morin. A short Video of the Taunton Christmas Parade is included. Our guest is Dennis Proulx of the Vietnam Veterans of Greater Taunton Association who explains what his group is about and how you can join.  
(30 Minutes)

Show #6 -  January 2006.  This show has a new opening and credit screens that include local scenes of veterans monuments. Opening with Host John Fielding, News with Commander Morin. Our guest is Sgt. Clark Vonhagel, USMC Recruiting Office in Brockton. A short video, ELITE WARRIOR is included in the presentation. The show will be distributed the week of the 15th.
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #7 - February 2006 - This show has a new opening and credit screens that maintained our local scenes of veterans monuments but cleared up some ot the text problems. The opening is with Host John  Fielding,  our Co-Host Bob Doherty will be back with us on the next show. News is presented by Commander Morin. Our guest for this show is Dr. Armen Arslanian. He will be presenting information about Alzheimer's disease. The show will be distributed to area towns the week of the 19th of February. 
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #8 - March 2006 - The show opening and credit screens  include video of our local veterans monuments. The opening is with Host John  Fielding,  our Co-Host Bob Doherty is back with us. News is presented by Commander Morin. Our guest for this show is Colonel Richard Davenport, USAF Retired, Commanding The Taunton High School AFJROTC Program. He will be presenting information about the Program and it's goals. The show will be distributed to area towns the week of the 19th of March. 
(30 Minutes)
 
 

Show #9 - April 2006 - The show opening and credit screens  include video of our local veterans monuments. The opening is with Host John  Fielding and Co-Host Bob Doherty.  News is presented by Commander Morin. Our guest for this show is Adele Geringer, Visual Impairment Coordinator at the VA Medical Center, Providence . She will be presenting information about the Veterans Administration's services available for blind and visually impaired veterans. The show will be distributed to area towns the week of the 18th of April. 
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #10 - May 2006 - This show is filmed on location at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA., Aboard the USS Massachusetts. The show opening and credit screens include video of our local veterans monuments. The opening is with Host John  Fielding.  News is presented by Commander Morin. Our guest for this show is Ron Catudal,  Executive Director of Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA. He presents an overview of the mission of the museum and the activities that are presented and available at Battleship Cove. We were pleased to have a member of the Ship's original crew, Armand Vigeant onboard when we arrived. He is interviewed by Co-Host Bob Doherty. A short outake video of the ship is included in the show The show will be distributed to area towns the week of the 18th of May. 
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #11 - June 2006 - The show's opening screens include video of our local veterans monuments in Mansfield, Easton and Taunton. The opening is with Host John  Fielding and Co-Host Bob Doherty.  News is presented by Commander Morin. This is the Memorial Day and Flag Day Show. Videos of the Memorial Day activities in Taunton are show and a Video of the USS Massachusetts firing one her five inch guns in a 21 Gun Salute on Memorial Day, May 30. A short new poem is presented by it's author, Co-Host Bob Doherty.
(30 Minutes)

Show #12 - July 2006 - The show's opening screens include video of our local veterans monuments in Mansfield, Easton and Taunton. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding  and Bob Doherty.  News is presented by Commander Morin, Co-Host Bob Doherty will introduce Fernand Medeiros a member of Chapter 57 and also a former WW II Army Ranger. He will relate his story of capture in Italy and his ordeal as a prisoner of war in Germany. The closing will be with John Fielding.
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #13 - August - The show's opening screens include video of our local veterans monuments in Mansfield, Easton and Taunton. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding.  John will introduce our guest  Dr. Charles Foster, Chief of Podiatry for the VA's Boston Health Care System, who will speak on foot problems and health issues that compound foot problems. News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing will be with John Fielding.
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #14 -  7 September 2006. The show's opening screens include video of our local veterans monuments in Mansfield, Easton and Taunton. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our guest  Dr. Clair Beard, a Radiation Oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital, who will speak Prostate Cancer and its treatment. News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing will be with John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #15 -  12 October 2006. The show's opening screens include an animated US Flag, a Halloween Wish and picture of Memorial Day activities. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our guest  Raymond Richards, Commander of Disabled American Veterans for the Department of Massachusetts.  Commander Richards speaks about issues important to our veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Organization. News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing will be with John Fielding and Bob Doherty. A new closing video is included with the name of our new host -
Taunton Community Access and Media Inc.
(30 Minutes)
 
Show #16 -  November 2006. The show's opening screens include an animated US Flag, Marine Corps Videos for the Marines 231st Birthday The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our guest  Yoo Si Chung, Major General, Republic of Korea Marine Corps, Retired.  General Yoo speaks about his U.S. training and also fighting side by side with US Marines.A second video on our US Marines is presented after the interview. News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing will be with John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
30 Minutes 
 
 

Show # 17 December 2006. The show's opening screens include pictures of the Ceremony conducted in memory of the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  Bob will introduce our guest, Captain John Casey, US Naval Reserve Retired. Captain casey speaks about Pearl Harbor and the efforts to keep the memory alive through educational programs and ceremonies at the USS Massachusetts. A second video of the Commemoration Ceremony and Taunton Mayor Nunes' Proclamation is introduced by Host John Fielding.  News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
29 Minutes  55 Seconds
 
Show # 18 January 2007. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our guest, USS Salem Captain Michael Condon. Captain Condon speaks about the Navy's Heavy Cruisers, their responsibility and the efforts to keep their memory alive through educational programs and ceremonies at the USS Salem. A slide presentation, introduced by Host Bob Doherty, on the fate of the USS Indianapolis, is narrated  by Giles G. McCoy, a survivor of the horrible ordeal faced by the crew of that Heavy Cruiser. News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
30 Minutes  37 Seconds
 
Show # 19 February 2007.   The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our  guest, Massachusetts DAV State Adjutant Dan Stack. Dan provides an update of the DAV initiatives and the Veterans Adiniistration's CARES Study.  News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
28 Minutes  30 Seconds
 
Show # 20 March 2007. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our guest, Mort Feinberg, Senior Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy Retired. At age eighteen Chief Feinberg was aboard a Navy ship shelling the Island of Iwo Jima. He tells his personal story as we continue to tell the stories of fighting men in our efforts to keep their memory alive by allowing them access to the medium of television. The news segment for this show is replaced by a video about the Fisher House Foundation and its efforts to help Veterans and their families. The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
29 Minutes  00 Seconds

 
Show # 21 April 2007. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduces the show and format. Bob Doherty introduces a Veterans Slide Show  "We Support You"  Mort Morin introduces the guest interview, featuring Steve Zabierek. Steve and his wife lost their son, Andrew, in Iraq in 2004. They have set up a scholarship foundation in his memory. This interview was conducted by our newest field reporter, Steve Horton.   The news segment is brief for this show.  The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
27 Minutes  51 Seconds
 
Show # 22 May 2007.   The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  John will introduce our  guests,Town of Middlebourough Director of Veterans Services and Francis "Fran" Creney. Our guest will discuss the services available to veterans and the merger of middleborough's DAV Chapter 36 with DAV Chapter 57.  News is presented by Commander Morin, The closing is with Co-Hosts John Fielding and Bob Doherty.
28 Minutes  30 Seconds
 
Show # 23 June 2007. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Bob Doherty.  Bob will introduce our guest, Donald Densmore, US Navy Veteran and Veteran of "D Day". At age eighteen Donald was aboard Navy LST-72  as a signalman. His ship was engaged in landing men and equipment in support of the D-Day landings He tells his personal story as we continue to tell the stories of fighting men in our efforts to honor them and keep their memories alive. The Commander's news segment will not be aired during this show.
29 Minutes  52 Seconds 
 
Show # 24 July 2007. The opening is with Hosts John  Fielding and Norm Willoughby.  John will introduce our guest, Thomas J. Hudner, Captain, US Navy, Retired.  Captain Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor, during the Korean War.  A Navy pilot flying close air support for Marines near the Chosin Reservoir when his determination and courage was tested.  He tells his personal story as we continue to tell the stories of fighting men in our efforts to honor them and keep their memories alive. The Commander's news segment will follow the interview during this show.
29 Minutes  45 Seconds 

SHOW #25  August 2007. This is the 2nd Anniversary of our Chapter's TV Show. The Hosts for this show are John Fielding and Mort Morin. This show is also the first in which we use a "Green Screen", that allowed us to place a picture behind our hosts. The show will review clips from our first twenty four shows with commentary provided by John and Mort.
28 Minutes 44 Seconds
 
SHOW #26 September 2007 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby. The Guests for this show are Matthew Carpenter, DAV, National Service Office Supervisor and Emma Sanders, DAV, National Service Officer. Both from the DAV, NSO Boston, MA. They will be discussing Compensation Benefits and the VA Claims process. The show also includes a new segment by former Host Robert Doherty. He will no longer be a regular Host. He will contribute from time to time a new segment that he has named "A Short Burst". This first one is the story of "Lady Moe"
29 Minutes 2 Seconds
 
SPECIAL  September 2007 We have a Special show on the Veterans Administration Claims Process and how the Disabled American Veterans assist in the filing of claims for veterans. It will air in the near future. This special was filmed in two parts. Part #1 is a round table discussion about the VA Compensation Process and the DAV work. This segment includes John Fielding, Host and Chapter Service Officer, Francis Yestramski, Sr. Vice Commander, DAV, Dept. of MA. and Dept Service Officer, Dan Stack, Adjutant, DAV, Dept. of MA. and Former National Service Officer, Matthew Carpenter, National Service Office Supervisor, Emma Sanders, National Service Officer. The latter two from the DAV National Service Office in Boston, MA.  
Part 2 of this special includes all of those mentioned, except Dan Stack. Fran and Emma do a skit about a veteran filing a claim and this evolves into more discussion and answers regarding the VA Claims Process.
58 Minutes 33 Seconds
 
SHOW #27 October 2007 The hosts for this show are   Norm Willoughby and Martin "Pete" Fox. The Guest is Dr. Graeme Steele, MD, FACS. FCS, Asisstant Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School. He will be discussing Urological problems, symptoms, treatments, including incontinence, prostate cancer surgery and post surgical complications and the posible courses of action to improve the quality of life for someone that may experience these problems. The Show will include the Commander's Corner and the close is done by Norm Willoughby.
Approximately 28 Minutes
 
SHOW #28 November 2007 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby. The Guest is John Gonsalves, President of Homes For Our Troops. He will be discussing the goals, ideas needs and inner workings and the great accomplishments of the HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS ORGANIZATION. He will also be showing a video of Three Marines - Three New Homes.
Approximately 29:30 Minutes
 
SHOW #29 December 2007 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby.  The second "Short Burst",  WW II History segment,  by former Host Robert Doherty entitled "5 Grand" will be aired. The Commanders Corner News segment  includes some breaking news on the air. Namely a donation to Homes For Our Troops by Chapter 57, Presented by Treasurer Martin "Pete" Fox to HFOT President John Gonsalves.    
Approximately 29 Minutes
 
SHOW #30 January 2008 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby. The Guest is Ellen Pothier of MASSPRO. She is an RN and her duties with Masspro are Outreach and Mediation coordinator. She will be discussing the range of services available through MASSPRO, that are free of charge to those on Medicare who are experiencing health care problems.  A short video entitled "Reveille" is shown with permission from Brothers' Ink Productions of Mesa, Arizona.  The closing is done by John Fielding.
Approximately 29 Minutes 15 Seconds
 
SHOW #31 February 2008 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby.  Guests are Staff Sgt. Torin Hammond and Sgt. Stephen Zabinski, United States Army. Both of whom have served in Iraq. After a short interview they will be folding the U.S. Flag for a demonstration of the narration of each fold of the flag. The show will conclude with the Commanders Corner news segment      
 29:12 Minutes
 
SHOW #32 March 2008 The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Lou Demers.  Our guest for the show is Robert Hinton, a former Pharmacist Mate 1st Class. Bob was a medic on Omaha Beach during the "D" Day Landing, in 1944. We devote this entire show to Bob with as few interuptions as possible, in order that we hear as much as possible of his story.
 29:59 Minutes
 
SHOW #33 April The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby.  Bob Doherty's Short Burst #3, titled “The Poltava Incident” is presented. This story is was kept secret during WW II and for twenty nine years after the war.   The Commanders Corner News segment will have Norm Willoughby filling in for Commander Mort Morin.
( Approxmately 29:00 Minutes)
 
SHOW #34 May 2008 - The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby.  Bob Doherty's Short Burst #4, titled “Well, Well, Well"  is presented. This story begins with Lady Moe, from Short Burst #1 and takes us to the Kuait Oil Fields set afire by Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War. The Commanders Corner News segment will have Norm Willoughby filling in for Commander Mort Morin.
(28:59 Minutes)
 
 SHOW #35 June 2008 - The host for this show is John Fielding. Our Guest today is Edward Nunes,  a member of the 36th Infantry Division in WW II.  He served in the European Theater of Operations in Italy and France, where he was wounded and spent four days sheltered from the Germans, by a French family.
The Commander' is back with Commander Mort Morin. 
(Approximately 29:30 Minutes) 
 
SHOW #36 July 2008 - The host for this show is Norm Willoughby. Our Guest today is John Fielding,  Retired Master Sergeant United States Air Force.  He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and spent alot of time in the Far East during his career. Commander Morin will present his news segment.
(Approximately 29:30 Minutes) 
 
SHOW #37 August 2008 - The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby. Our Guest is Edward O. Hall,  United States Army, Retired. Ed served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star for Meritorius Service. He also spent a great deal of time in the Far East during his career..  
 Commander Mort Morin will present his take on the news. 
(Approximately 29:30 Minutes)
 
  SHOW #38 September 2008
THIS SHOW IS DEDICATED TO ROBERT E. DOHERTY. 
The host for this show is John Fielding. Our Guest is Adrian Haynes.  He served during World
 War II. He saw action at the Anzio Landing in Italy. He received the Purple Heart. Commander Mort Morin will present a tribute to former Co-Host and Specials Director to the Fifty Seven Show, Robert Doherty, who passed away last week. The commander will then present his take his take on the news. 
(Approximately 29:30 Minutes)   
 
 

  SHOW #40 November 2008
 

For this show we are on location at the Veterans Administration National Cemetery in Bourne Massachuestte. We will be speaking to Mr. Paul McFarland, the Administrator. Paul will provide us with information on the requirements for interment in the cemetary as well as the history and other facts about this cemetery. We will also show some of the Veterans Day Observances that were held this year.

   (Approximately 29:30 Minutes) 
 
DECEMBER'S SHOW IS A RE-RUN OF SEPTEMBER 2007 IN ORDER TO GIVE THE CREW A SHORT BREAK. WE'LL BE BACK IN JANUARY!
 
SHOW #26 September 2007 RE-RUN
The hosts for this show are John Fielding and Norm Willoughby. The Guests for this show are Matthew Carpenter, DAV, National Service Office Supervisor and Emma Sanders, DAV, National Service Officer. Both from the DAV, NSO Boston, MA. They will be discussing Compensation Benefits and the VA Claims process. The show also includes a new segment by former Host Robert Doherty. He will no longer be a regular Host. He will contribute from time to time a new segment that he has named "A Short Burst". This first one is the story of "Lady Moe"
29 Minutes 2 Seconds
 
SHOW # 41 - January 2009
Host John Fielding will interview, today's guest, 

 Rev. Dr. Ernest L. Vermont, Pastor of the Union  Congregational Church in Taunton He has been a military Chaplain and Holds the rank of Major in the US Army. Commander Mort Morin will present his news segment after Pastor Vermont's interview.

Approximate time 30:00 Minutes

 
SHOW 42 - February 2009
The host for today's show will be Mort Morin. He will be interviewing Frank Ardita, Junior Vice Commander of Chapter 57. We have asked him to appear today in his role of Nathanial Abbott, a Scout with Roger’s Rangers of the French and Indian War. He will explain what it is like to be a Ranger, in the service of His Majesty’s troops in a few moments. At The conclusion of the interview Mort will present his take on the news. 
 
length 30:10 Minutes  
 
SHOW #43 - March 2009
Our hst John Fielding will be interviewing,

today's guest, Donald E. French, Commander Sons of Union Veterans and Vice President of the Taunton Allied Veterans Council. He will be talking to us about markers for the Graves of Veterans in private cemeteries, in a few moments. He will also tell us about a little about The Sons of Union Veterans. Commander Morin will present his new after the Interview with Mr. French.

 

Length 30:12 Minutes

 

Sr. Vice Commander Frank Ardita
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As Roger's Ranger Nathaniel Abbott

Adrian Haynes
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Ed Hall pictured below
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John Fielding pictured below
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Ed Nunes Pictured Below.
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Edward O. "Coots" Matthews
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Show #32 Robert Hinton, D Day Omaha Beach Medic
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# 31 Sgt Stephen Zabinski & S/Sgt. Torin Hammond
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Show #30 Ellen Pothier with MASSPRO
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Show # 29 Pete Fox & John Gonsalves
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Show #27 GUEST DR. GRAEME STEELE
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Show #27 Dr Graeme Steel, with "Pete" & Norm
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SPECIAL ON VA Claims
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Guest Fran Yestramski and John Fielding.

Show #26
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Matt Carpenter, Emma Sanders, Norm Willoughby, John Fielding

Show #24
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Thomas J. Hudner,Capt., US Navy (Ret.), Medal of Honor Korean War

Guest Donald Densmore, below left.
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Above, Hosts Bob Doherty (Center) & John Fielding (r.)

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Mort Feinberg and Bob Doherty WW II Vets March 2007

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Dept. of MA. DAV Commander Ray Richards & Hosts Bob Doherty and John Fielding on the set.

Show #8
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Col. Richard Davenport, CO. Taunton High AFJROTC

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Show #8
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Steve Horton readies Cam #1

The Fifty Seven Show #8
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Col. Richard Davenport & Co Host Bob Doherty get ready.

Dr Clair Beard
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Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham & Womens Hospital

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Show Number 7
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Dr. Armen Arslanian & Host John Fielding

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Commander Morin, Co-Host John Fielding, Guest Armand Provencal & Co-Host Bob Doherty during Show #4.

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Marine Sgt. Clark Vonhagel, our guest on Show #6

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Massachusetts DAV Commander John Hogan during our second show.

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The 57 Show's Tech Director & Control Room Manager
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Kim Matthews - Thanks for all your assistance!