Part one premieres on WNIN PBS 9.1 on December 7 at 9/8c

Part two premieres on WNIN PBS 9.1 on December 8 at 9/8c

Evansville at War: A Documentary by WNIN and Court Street Productions

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For $90, receive a DVD copy of Evansville at War as a thank you gift. For $150, you can receive a DVD copy of Evansville at War AND a paperback copy of Evansville In WWII by series writer Dr. James Lachlan MacLeod.

WNIN and Court Street Productions present Evansville at War, a two-part documentary highlighting Evansville, Indiana's role in the World War II effort through the personal stories of members of our community. 

The documentary is scheduled to air on December 7 and December 8, 2016, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For more details, follow our Evansville at War Facebook page.


Directed by Joe Atkinson

Joe Atkinson is a documentary filmmaker and the Digital Multimedia Specialist in Residence at the University of Evansville. Atkinson has produced 10 episodes of the WNIN original program Top 9 and a feature-length documentary From the Ashes, which tells the story of the 1977 University of Evansville men’s basketball team and the plane crash that killed 29 people, including all 14 players on the team.


Joe Atkinson


Dr. James MacLeod

Written by Dr. James MacLeod

Dr. James MacLeod has been a member of the History Department at UE since 1994, where he teaches courses in European History and the two World Wars. Dr. MacLeod is the author of Evansville in World War Two, which was published in 2015, and is working on another book on the longtime editorial cartoonist of the Evansville Courier, Karl Kae Knecht, to be published in 2016.


This project is made possible, in part, by:
Indiana Arts CommissionVanderburgh Community FoundationNational Endowment for the Arts