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Released November 22, 2004

SOUTHERN MISS PROFESSOR TO APPEAR IN HISTORY CHANNEL SHOW

HATTIESBURG - A faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi will be featured in two upcoming episodes of a History Channel program.

Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor of history at Southern Miss, will appear on an episode of "Battlefield Detectives" Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. The episode features the World War I Battle of the Somme and includes Wiest as a commentator. He will also be featured on another December installment of "Battlefield Detectives" that focuses on the Vietnam War. The Vietnam episode will also feature John Young of Picayune, a U.S. military veteran of the Vietnam War who has served as a guest lecturer in Wiest's classes.

Wiest has been a past leader of the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education's award-winning study-abroad program in Vietnam, in addition to leading the center's World War II study-abroad program.

For more information on the History Channel's program schedule, visit their Web site at www.historychannel.com. For more information on the Southern Miss Vietnam Studies Program, contact the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing Education at (601) 266-4344.

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December 9, 2004 12:30 PM