The Mission of WHEF
Too few citizens of our great country know even the most rudimentary facts about American History. It is hardly taught in schools, and, if it is, it is often laced with the politics and “culture wars” of our time. Consequently, our young people know precious little about even the basic story of America. Such a lack of knowledge about American History poses a peril to the existence of our Republic.
The Inception of the Witnessing History Educational Foundation, INC
To address that peril, the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc. (“WHEF”) was created to produce high-quality documentary films on all aspects of American History for purposes of broadcast on public and cable television, and distribution to public and private schools and schools systems, as well as home schools, the object being to display the films to the widest audiences possible. As a public charity, the WHEF will provide all the films to public and cable broadcasters without any remuneration at all. Likewise, all schools, school systems, and home school cooperatives, will be provided the films, or segmented portions thereof, for classroom use without remuneration. Accompanying the films, and the segmented portions thereof, will be teacher guides. To make the films produced by the WHEF even more available, particularly to home schools, they will be embedded on the foundation’s website for viewing by anyone who simply provides his or her name, physical address, and email address, so the WHEF may communicate with him or her.
Distribution & Broadcasting
To facilitate the distribution of WHEF films to public broadcasters, Kentucky Educational Television, Inc. (“KET”), has agreed to not only broadcast them on its considerable regional network, but forward them to the National Educational Telecommunications Association (“NETA”) for distribution to all PBS network stations. In addition, KET has agreed to collaborate with the WHEF to segment the films for classroom use and to make them, and the teacher guides, available not only to all schools and school systems in its own market, but to schools and school systems across the country. KET is a significant member of the PBS network and enjoys a nation-wide reputation for its educational productions.
The WHEF is in the process of contacting the program and broadcast content directors of cable television networks throughout the country. Films will be forwarded by use of hard- drives and, ultimately, by electronic means. WHEF films will be seen in 650,000 hotel rooms in sixty countries, three million households in America by way of cable, and even on an app that can be accessed by millions of consumers on their smart phones. WHEF has just begun!
The American History Center
Ultimately, the WHEF intends to build an American History Center to house all its offices and editing and sound design suites. An auditorium and theatre will be incorporated in the building for the purpose of screening films and for seminars and symposia. It will also include space for the display of artifacts and traveling exhibits.