Originally Posted by Dog
Anyway, you may want to tune into the History channel this afternoon for this special - I'm planning to watch it.
Thanks, Dog, I have the book on my shelf but I haven't seen the video yet. Apparently my Oahu cable subscription doesn't show the full History Channel lineup either-- it's not listed. I'll keep an eye out for it!
Those two are apparently good at interviews. They managed to get several dozen submariners to talk for an article in a Chicago newspaper that they later expanded to the book. When I was assigned to SUBPAC staff, we had to sign specific agreements to not only not speak to them, but to alert NCIS as soon as we were contacted by them. Some staff members were even subject to polygraph questions on the subject.
Apparently they were very good at putting submariners at ease, getting us talking, priming the pump with safe familiar sea stories, popping a surprise question, and interpreting the answer from the looks on our faces... J.D. Von Suskil ("Darth Vader") was our Chief of Staff at the time, and he had no humor for or appreciation of the way they got his "contribution" to the book.