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Eric Mansfield
Executive Director, University Media Relations
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330-672-2797

Emily Vincent
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Videos

To see sample reports and reporters available for TV, visit www.kent.edu/about/history/may4/newsroom/videos/packages.cfm.


Meet the Designers of the May 4 Visitors Center

A behind-the-scenes look at the May 4 Visitors Center from Cybelle Jones, principal and studio director, and Carl Rhodes, associate and senior exhibit designer, at Gallagher & Associates, and Mike Buday, executive producer for G-Too Media, a partner firm with Gallagher. Engaged in discussion and work on the May 4 Visitors Center for more than six years, Jones, Rhodes, and Buday talk about how the design and multimedia realize the center’s vision and mission.


History and Memory in Film: Oliver Stone presents

Film director, screenwriter, and producer Oliver Stone, drawing on his sixties-era films, shared thoughts on history and memory in film at University Auditorium on May 4, 2013.


The Place of May 4 and the Visitors Center in History: Gwen Ifill moderates

Washington Week moderator & PBS Newshour co-anchor Gwen Ifill moderated a panel discussion on May 4, 2013 at University Auditorium.


Reflections on May 4: Joe Cullum, Eyewitness

Joe Cullum, a Kent State student at the time of the shooting, gives his firsthand account of the events of May 4, 1970.


Reflections on May 4 and the Vietnam War: Tom Saal

Tom Saal, gives his account of going to Kent State as a Vietnam Veteran in the months following May 4, 1970. He also talks dealing with the post traumatic stress he experienced after serving in the war as a US Marine Corps Lieutenant.


Reflections on May 4: Don Drumm

Don Drumm, a popular metal sculptor and Kent State graduate, speaks about his steel sculpture in front of Taylor Hall and its role in the investigation following the events of May 4, 1970.


Reflections on May 4: Chuck Ayers, Eyewitness

Chuck Ayers give his firsthand account of the events of May 4, 1970. Ayers, a Kent State graduate, and now the cartoonist for "Crankshaft," took many photos documenting the events leading up to the shooting.