Fathers and Heroes

September 23, 2001

In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, James Bradley remembers his father the war hero, who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima.  Martin Amis comes to terms with his famous father – the writer Kingsley Amis.  And the story of a military father who was an officer but no gentleman – he committed incest and then had his accuser court-martialed!

  1. Martin Amis on His Father, Kingsley Amis

    Acclaimed novelist Martin Amis talks about growing up as the son of another famous novelist — Kingsley Amis.

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  2. Louise Barnett on The Army's Notorious Incest Trial

    Louise Barnett, author of tells Jim Fleming about the case of Captain Andrew Geddes, who was tried and convicted of slandering a fellow officer, even though the man was clearly guilty of sexually abusing his daughter. 

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  3. Kerry O. Burns on His Father and Brother

    Kerry O. Burns talks with Judith Strasser and performs excerpts from his one-man show “Markings of the Soul.”  The play tells the story of Kerry and his gay brother, Tim.

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  4. James Bradley on Iwo Jima

    James Bradley is the son of John Bradley, one of the six G.I.’s who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.  Bradley tells Jim Fleming about the battle, and why his father would never discuss his combat experiences.

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