In 1965 and 1966, Producer Askia Muhammad was a star-struck and naive college student who had matriculated from Watts to San Jose State University, while getting college deferments to serve two years active duty in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
As Askia began struggles with becoming a Reserve Office Candidate, the country began to struggle with itself with blacks' rights, the hippie movement, the constant protest against the war in Vietnam.
In My World: Officer Candidate School, Askia takes us through his path from faithful Naval Officer to conscientious objector.
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My World:Officer Candidate School was produced by Askia Muhammed, with field production by Katie Gott. Special thanks to Mr Jackson, Mrs James, Mrs Summerville, and Mrs Eleanor Keys of Newport. The show was mixed by Jared Weissbrot. This program airs as part of My World, a collaboration with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's program "Out Front" and editor Neil Sandell. The series aired with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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