"No Mutiny This Time"

This hour program is a combination lecture and video presentation about the circumstances and aftermath of the sinking of the tall ship, Bounty, during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.  

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"The Castle"

This one-hour lecture presentation discusses the 66-year history of Navy's maximum-security prison by using a combination of historical photos as well as extended video clips from the documentary anthology titled, The Castle: Stories of the Portsmouth Naval Prison.

The extended video clips cover three different time periods of the Naval prison's history: the end of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War era, featuring interviews with Marines and Navy personnel who served at the Naval Prison.

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"A Life Remembered is a Life Honored"

Filmmaker, Neil Novello, presents an entertaining and informative lecture about what it takes to make a video family biography.

He shares his personal journey producing his mother's biography as well as other family productions around the country.

Topics for the video clips range from experiences growing up in the depression, World War II, as well as careers, raising a family and life lessons learned

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A Survivor's Story: Interview with Gerald C. McLees

Up until his death in December 2004, Gerald C. McLees (World War II veteran) was one of the last living survivors of the USS Squalus that sank on May 23,1939 during sea trials off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.   

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Stories of the Portsmouth Naval Prison

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Radio Interview with Neil Novello

Neil discusses his lecture about the Portsmouth Naval Prison called, "The Castle". Go here to see previews or purchase 2 Disc DVD. Here