PBS Airs Video Documentary by Former KCCU Staffer
Lawton, Ok. – The video documentary called "The Great American Foot Race" focuses on a cross-country trek of more than 3,400 miles from Los Angeles to New York in 1928. 199 runners started and only 55 finished the event, coming through Oklahoma on old Route 66. It was won by 19-year old Cherokee Indian Andy Payne, son of an Oklahoma farmer.
The documentary's producer and director is Dan Bigbee, Jr., of BIG Productions. Bigbee is a Comanche Indian from the Sooner State, the initial engineer involved in helping KCCU Radio get on the air. OETA, the Public Television Channel in Oklahoma, will air the show Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.