Sunday, March 4, 2007



Last Friday, March 2, 2007, The groups were at Missouri School for the Deaf to view a preview of upcoming "THROUGH DEAF EYES" a documentary. The first group were MSD students to view it and discuss about it.

Then the second group were adults and visitors to MSD. There were viewings of 50 minutes of 2 hour program. It showed portions of a full documentary. Barb Garrison, Superintendent of Missouri School for the Deaf and Tom Bastean, assistant Superintendent led the discussions.

Barb quoted in her posting on listserv that the documentary is a powerful film that inspires those of us who have experienced this history and is most important for those who want to know more about the deaf world.

The film was inspired by the exhibition, "History Through Deaf Eyes," curated by Jack R. Gannon of Gallaudet University. He is an alunus of Missouri School for the Deaf.

This documentary will air nationally on PBS on Wednesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

More information about that documentary can be found at PBS website at

Barbara Garrison explains about her experiences in those days with her family including her deaf brother.

Paul Miller explains about his past experiences at school and community.


This is Dick and Marthada Reed. They have been at MSD for so many years. They even retired about 20 years ago. They are doing fine and were at the presentation. I was fortunate to see them again. I remembered them when I came with my brother, Kenneth at MSD way back in 1964. They seem to be in fine health and active in community. It was good to see the Reeds!