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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">The Fence at Minidoka</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1971</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/genre/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Genre</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Documentary</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Barbara J. Tanabe</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Writer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Barbara J. Tanabe</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Narrator</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Barbara J. Tanabe</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Bill Mimbu (interviewee); Minoru Masuda (interviewee); Hana Masuda (interviewee); Don Kazama (interviewee); John Bigelow (interviewee); <a href=\"/wiki/Emery_Andrews\" title=\"Emery Andrews\">Rev. Emery E. Andrews</a> (interviewee); Floyd Schmoe (interviewee); Y. Philip Hayakawa (interviewee); William Devin (interviewee); Harry P. Cain (interviewee)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kurt Horn</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kurt Horn</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">KOMO-TV</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">27 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com\" rel=\"nofollow\">IMDB</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/fence-at-minidoka/oclc/43044645\" rel=\"nofollow\">The Fence at Minidoka</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:The Fence at Minidoka;\nDate:1971; \nGenre:Documentary;\nReleased:;\nDirector:;\nProducer:Barbara J. Tanabe;\nWriter:Barbara J. Tanabe;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:Barbara J. Tanabe;\nStarring:Bill Mimbu (interviewee); Minoru Masuda (interviewee); Hana Masuda (interviewee); Don Kazama (interviewee); John Bigelow (interviewee); <a href=\"/wiki/Emery_Andrews\" title=\"Emery Andrews\">Rev. Emery E. Andrews</a> (interviewee); Floyd Schmoe (interviewee); Y. Philip Hayakawa (interviewee); William Devin (interviewee); Harry P. Cain (interviewee);\nMusic:;\nCinematography:Kurt Horn;\nEditing:Kurt Horn;\nStudio:KOMO-TV;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:27 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:<a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/fence-at-minidoka/oclc/43044645\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/fence-at-minidoka/oclc/43044645</a>;\nTrailerLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:The Fence at Minidoka;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Injustice; Displacement;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Japanese American former incarcerees;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Limited availability;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:NR (Not Rated);\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Seattle, Washington; Hunt, Idaho;\nChronology:1941-1945;\nFacility:Minidoka [8];\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>Early documentary film on the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans from the Seattle, Washington, area that may have been the first such film to be produced by a local television station. Barbara J. Tanabe, a young reporter for KOMO in Seattle instigated, wrote, and reported on the program, which first aired on December 7, 1971.\n</p><p>Tanabe had been hired by KOMO in late 1970, when she was still a senior journalism major at the University of Washington. Though her father and his family had been incarcerated at <a href=\"/wiki/Minidoka\" title=\"Minidoka\">Minidoka</a>, she had largely been raised in Japan and Okinawa, where her father, a World War II veteran of the <a href=\"/wiki/Military_Intelligence_Service\" title=\"Military Intelligence Service\">Military Intelligence Service</a>, worked as a translator for the Japanese occupation government and later as a public affairs officer for the American government in Okinawa. As one of the first Asian American broadcast journalists in the country, she often reported on stories on ethnic communities with the encouragement of the station. With the 30th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approaching, Tanabe approached her bosses with the idea of doing a piece on Japanese Americans in World War II. Her news director thought it was a good idea and suggested doing a half-hour documentary instead.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p><p>Tanabe began doing research, initially finding reluctance among Japanese Americans to talk about their incarceration experience. She did eventually find those willing to talk, and she also interviewed white political figures such as Seattle Mayor William Devin and Tacoma Mayor Harry P. Cain, the latter one of the only western political figures oppose the expulsion of Japanese Americans at the time. Encouraged by the station to visit the Minidoka site, she found former inmates who were willing to take her to the site and give her a tour.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup>\n</p><p>After the initial airing the station received much negative feedback from some viewers. \"For days after that, we got all kinds of very angry letters, bitter letters, telephone calls,\" Tanabe recalled in 1994 oral history. \"But I also got letters of support. I think the Japanese-American community galvanized, mobilized behind me, because they wrote many letters of support, and it was quite gratifying to get that kind of reaction.\" Copies of the program went to Washington schools and libraries, and several community screenings were held. Along with the contemporaneous museum exhibition <i><a href=\"/wiki/Pride_and_Shame_(exhibition)\" title=\"Pride and Shame (exhibition)\">Pride and Shame</a></i>, organized by Seattle's Museum of History and Industry, <i>The Fence at Minidoka</i> helped to raise awareness of the wartime incarceration at the dawn of <a href=\"/wiki/Redress_movement\" title=\"Redress movement\">Redress Movement</a>.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">[3]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">Related Articles</span></h2>\n<p>\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n<h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\"></span></h3>\n<p>\n</p>\n<ul><li> <a href=\"/wiki/Dramatic_films/videos_on_incarceration\" title=\"Dramatic films/videos on incarceration\">Dramatic films/videos on incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div>\n</div>\n<br/>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://beta.wpcf.org/oralhistory/tanint.html.\" rel=\"nofollow\">Barbara Tanabe oral history</a>. Interviewed by Donita M. Moorhus, Apr. 28, 1994. Washington Press Club Foundation.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Barbara Tanabe oral history, sessions 1 and 2, interviewed by Donita M. Moorhus, Apr. 28, 1994, Washington Press Club Foundation, accessed on May 5, 2015 at <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://beta.wpcf.org/oralhistory/tan1.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://beta.wpcf.org/oralhistory/tan1.html</a> and <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://beta.wpcf.org/oralhistory/tan2.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://beta.wpcf.org/oralhistory/tan2.html</a>.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Tanabe oral history; \"TV Documentary on Minidoka,\" <i>Pacific Citizen</i>, Jan. 28, 1972, 1; Kats Kunitsugu, \"If You Wonder Why It's Wrong Being Called a 'Model,'\" <i>Pacific Citizen</i>, May 12, 1972, 2.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Tanabe oral history, session 2; quote from page 25.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.140 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.142 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 496/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 3209/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 9735/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 2178/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3358-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170713021142 and revision id 25828\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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