As a young man Leo Porebski (Pour-eb-ski) had aspirations of someday becoming an aircraft mechanic. As US involvement in World War II became inevitable, Leo was convinced he would be drafted sooner or later and proactively enlisted in the U.S. Army. Leo sat down with his son Peter to discuss his near death experiences aboard the USS Calvin Coolidge while conducting amphibious assaults in the pacific theatre.
BEHIND BARS: Conditions inside Florida's Prisons and Jails
The recent Abu-Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq and the devestating prison fire that claimed hundreds of lives in the Dominican Republic have many Americans turning their eyes towards our nation's prisons and jails.
Many wonder, "How safe are our prisons? Are there any cases of abuse like those we've seen and heard about elsewhere?
Seminole Gaming Negotiations
Meet Dr. Eric Coris, a physician with USF Family Sports and Medicine, who shares a list of 47 health conditions that he says can be reduced, if not eliminated, by a modest amount of exercise. Viewers may be surprised to see even mental health conditions on the list. Carson Cooper demonstrates alternative forms of exercise that might tickle your funny bone as well as teach you how to strengthen your bones. Irene invites us into her kitchen for tips on better nutrition and how to make a heart-healthy meal. As the saying goes: It's not just what you do, it's also what you EAT. Then back to the studio for a demonstration from dietician Christine Miller on healthy choices for people who eat "on-the-go." And Larry Elliston introduces us to Dr. Bob, an 85-year-old retired physican who volunteers at a local health clinic and puts his own advice for exercise to practice. Also: This spring, lawmakers agreed to give the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to some card games in exchange for millions of dollars in revenue sharing for the state budget. Negotiations are underway to finalize the details, including how much money the state gets. We have an update on a new gambling compact with the Seminoles, and how the deal will impact pari-mutuels in the Bay area.
In the early 1940's, as the world's attention was focused on World War II, Harold Johnson was drafted into the military and he quickly volunteered to serve in the Army infantry. Harold held a particularly unique set of skills and was tasked with being the "Wire Man" for his division. Harold recently spoke with his son Jack and daughter Sharon to share his stories from behind the lines and back home in the U.S.