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Friday, December 22, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning will feature Donna Reed story

Letters for the Boys airs Sunday, December 24, 2017

Martha Teichner reports on how Hollywood star Donna Reed contributed to the war effort during World War II, by sharing letters with American troops and entertaining service members at the fabled Hollywood Canteen, and how her messages from the homefront are being remembered today.

Preliminary research was done by producer Amy Wall and correspondent Teichner, who spent a day in Denison in August. They left with six hours of footage of interviews and seldom seen artifacts from the archives. They also interviewed Mary Owen, Donna Reed's daughter, at her home in New York City.

Watch the episode

Friday, December 1, 2017

Donna Reed National Scholar Returns To Her Kansas Roots With ‘Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz’

Kari Wahlgren plays Dorothy on the
new animated 'Dorothy and the Wizard
of Oz' series on the Boomerang Network.

Voice Actor Kari Wahlgren, 1995 award recipient in acting/vocal from Hoisington, KS, voices the role of Dorothy

BURBANK, CALIF. -- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s series has announced that their series, Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz: We’re not in Kansas Anymore - Season One, Vol. One will be available in March on both DVD and Digital DVD.

The story centers on the adventures of Dorothy after she and her friends defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. Packed with memorable melodies, iconic Oz imagery (and of course her Ruby Slippers) that are sure to delight fans of the beloved children’s book series by L. Frank Baum and the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the series follows Dorothy after she’s named Princess of Emerald City by Queen Ozma. Dorothy embraces her royal duties with enthusiasm, bravery and farm-girl feistiness.
The voice cast includes Kari Wahlgren (Bunnicula) as Dorothy and Queen Ozma, Jess Harnell (Animaniacs) as Lion, JP Karliak (New Looney Tunes) as Tin Man, Bill Fagerbakke (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Scarecrow and Jessica DiCicco (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wilhelmina.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Former Donna Reed Scholarship recipient has new film in post-production

Jeff Tomsic
Jeff Tomsic was 1995 Iowa Scholarship recipient in film

Jeff Tomsic has a new Warner Bros. movie in post production that he directed. Tag is based on a true story that was featured in The Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years. Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick penned the script. The movie is scheduled for release on June 15, 2018.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“Gray Matter” to headline Halloween Indie Film Night

Scene from Gray Matter

Free screening at the Donna Reed Theater

On Saturday, October 28, the public is invited to a free screening of short independent horror films at the Donna Reed Theater. The free event will be headlined by the short film “Gray Matter,” which was shot in Charter Oak and Denison during October.

The film features Charter Oak resident Terri Meadows, Vail native Ryan Gangestad and Denison resident Michael Phipps. The horror film is about a woman (Meadows) who checks on a neighbor and soon finds herself in a life-threatening situation.

The program begins at 7 p.m. Saturday and will run about an hour. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase. Free-will donations to the Donna Reed Foundation will be accepted.

Audience members are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to the event.
Read the entire Denison Bulletin article here.