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Florida Matters: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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Mark Schreiner
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WUSF 89.7 News
From left: Author Gary Mormino, military historian William Polson, First Lt. Gerald Berry (retired) and Florida Matters host Carson Cooper

This Friday will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. 

This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there.  First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry was among those who flew paratroopers behind enemy lines in the hours before the beach invasion. 

Our other guests include MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing Historian William Polson and Gary Mormino, an author and retired USF History Professor who is now with the Florida Humanities Council.

Florida Matters: The 70th Anniversary of D-Day
Listen to a preview of the show here.

Florida Matters airs Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7 FM.  

Lottie Watts is our Florida Mattersproducer, and she also covers health and health policy for.
Carson Cooper has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for three decades.