Oklahoma HORIZON TV -- Show 1230


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ROB MCCLENDON: THIS WEEK ON OKLAHOMA HORIZON...
WELL NEW AEROSPACE JOBS ARE LANDING IN THE STATE.
WE WILL LOOK AT WHO IS HIRING AND FIND OUT WHY WORK ALREADY UNDERWAY
HELPED AN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION MANUFACTURER CHOOSE THE SOONER STATE.
DOUG MAJOR: THROUGHOUT THE CAREERTECH SYSTEM, WE STRIVE TO WORK WITH AND
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH COMPANIES TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEIR EMPLOYEE NEEDS
ARE GOING TO BE AND WHAT THOSE SKILL SETS ARE, AND THEN WE DEVELOP THE
CURRICULUM SPECIFICALLY TO MEET THOSE NEEDS.
ROB: ANDY BARTH TAKES US TO A LONG-TIME OKLAHOMA ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER
WHOSE WORK IS ABOUT TO BE OUT OF THIS WORLD.
WE'LL HEAD DOWN TO THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER TO LOOK AT NEW EXHIBITS ON
OKLAHOMANS AND THE MOVIES.
PLUS WE WILL MEET AN OSCAR AND EMMY AWARD WINNING OKLAHOMAN WHO MAKES THE
EERIE LOOK ALL TOO REAL.
STAY WITH US FOR OKLAHOMA HORIZON.
MALE ANNOUNCER: OKLAHOMA HORIZON IS MADE POSSIBLE BY
THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION.
FEMALE ANNOUNCER: OKLAHOMA'S INVESTMENT IN CAREERTECH PROVIDES MORE
THAN NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND TRAINING, IT PRODUCES
SOLID FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR THE STATE'S ECONOMIC FUTURE; OKLAHOMA
CAREERTECH, ELEVATING OUR ECONOMY.
MALE ANNOUNCER: AND, THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND
FORESTRY, HELPING GOOD PEOPLE GROW GOOD THINGS.
AND NOW, FROM THE CAREERTECH STUDIOS IN STILLWATER, HERE'S YOUR
HOST, ROB MCCLENDON.
ROB MCCLENDON: WHEN BOAT ENGINE BUILDER MERCRUISER CLOSED ITS STILLWATER
MANUFACTURING PLANT IN 2010, IT HIT THE TOWN OF FORTY-SEVEN THOUSAND
PRETTY HARD.
NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS, AND THE CITY LOST ALMOST TWO
MILLION DOLLARS IN SALES TAX.
SO WHEN GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN AND OKLAHOMA COMMERCE SECRETARY DAVE
LOPEZ, ATTENDING AN INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IN FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND,
ANNOUNCED THAT ASCO INCORPORATED, A BELGIAN-BASED AEROPSACE
MANUFACTUER, IS GOING TO RE-OPEN THE SHUTTERED PLANT AND CREATE ABOUT SIX
HUNDRED NEW JOBS, THEY COULD PROBABLY HEAR THE CHEERS FROM STILLWATER ALL
THE WAY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC.
WE WERE IN STILLWATER AS THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS BEING MADE ABOUT NEW
AEROSPACE JOBS COMING IN TO THE SOONER STATE.
IT IS ONE OF THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS STATE LEADERS LOVE TO MAKE.
TODD LAMB: IT IS A THRILL FOR ME TO BE HERE.
ROB: SIX HUNDRED NEW SKILLED AEROSPACE JOBS HEADING TO STILLWATER.
LAMB: WHAT IS GOOD FOR STILLWATER IS GOOD FOR OUR ENTIRE STATE.
ROB: AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER, ASCO, IS JUST THE LATEST AEROSPACE
COMPANY TO MOVE TO OKLAHOMA, JOINING 1,200 OTHERS THAT ALREADY
CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN TWELVE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE'S
ECONOMY.
GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA.
AND GREAT NEWS FOR A CITY THAT HAS SEEN SEVERAL MANUFACTURERS CLOSE THEIR
DOORS.
JOHN BARTLEY: I THINK THIS IS A DEFINING, GAME CHANGING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR
STILLWATER.
NOT ONLY FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT WITH THE ADDITION OF JOBS BUT THE
TYPE OF JOBS, BUT ALSO ON AN EMOTIONAL STANDPOINT.
ROB: JOHN BARTLEY IS MAYOR OF STILLWATER.
BARTLEY: I THINK IT SHOWS THAT STILLWATER HAS REBOUNDED AND HAS
RECOVERED.
WE LOST JOBS WITH MERCURY LEAVING, BUT WE'VE REEVALUATED, AND A FOCUS
ON THE AEROSPACE.
A NEW DOOR HAS OPENED AND WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IT.
AND I CAN FEEL FROM THE COMMUNITY HOW HAPPY PEOPLE ARE AND THE EXCITEMENT
BEHIND IT.
ROB: THE BELGIAN BASED COMPANY WILL HIRE UP TO 600 EMPLOYEES BEGINNING IN
SEPTEMBER.
ITS FIRST MANUFACTURING PLANT IN THE U.S.
TODD LAMB: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT COULD HAVE HAPPENED
ABSOLUTELY ANYWHERE... ANYWHERE!
IT'S NOT BY ACCIDENT THAT IT'S IN STILLWATER.
ROB: THANKS IN PART TO A LIST OF STATE AND FEDERAL TAX INCENTIVES.
STILLWATER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEO, LISA NAVRKAL.
LISA NAVRKAL: THE INCENTIVES PLAYED A VERY KEY ROLE FOR US WE WERE
ABLE TO OFFER THEM THE FEDERAL INCENTIVE OF THE NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS.
ROB: AS WELL AS OKLAHOMA'S QUALITY JOBS PROGRAM, WHICH GIVES COMPANIES A
PAYROLL TAX REBATE FOR CREATING NEW JOBS THAT PAY ABOVE THE STATE AVERAGE.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, COREY WILLIAMS.
CORY WILLIAMS: WELL THEY HELP US LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD WITH THE REST OF OUR
COMPETITORS WHICH UNFORTUNATELY IT'S A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, AND
CERTAINLY, DOMESTICALLY WE'RE COMPETING ON A STATE-BY-STATE BASIS.
SO OUR ABILITY TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES DEPENDS A LOT ON WHAT WE CAN DO THROUGH
ECONOMIC INCENTIVE AND TAX.
THAT'S THE ONE AREA THAT WE CAN REALLY CONTROL.
I THINK IN THIS SITUATION AND IN OTHER SITUATIONS WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN
THEY PLAY AN INCREDIBLE ROLL.
ROB: SO WHILE TAX INCENTIVES MAY ATTRACT COMPANIES LIKE ASCO TO THE
STATE, FOR THE LONG TERM IT'S THE TRAINING IN LEARNING LABORATORIES LIKE
THIS THAT BUILDS THE WORKFORCE THAT KEEPS THE COMPANIES HERE.
REBECCA EASTHAM: WE'RE GOING TO DO IT IN A COUPLE OF PHASES.
ROB: REBECCA EASTHAM IS THE BUSINESS DIRECTOR AT MERIDIAN TECHNOLOGY
CENTER.
EASTHAM: WE'RE GOING TO EXPAND OUR FACILITIES A BIT AND THEN OFFER
ADDITIONAL TIMES OF TRAINING.
SO THAT'S THE FIRST PHASE.
THE SECOND PHASE THEN WILL BE TO ADD SOME SHORT TERM MACHINING SPECIFICALLY FOR
THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.
AGAIN, WE'LL OFFER EVENING PROGRAMS, WEEKEND PROGRAMS, AND THEN WORKING
TOGETHER WITH ASCO, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK TO SET UP A TRAINING CENTER THERE
ONSITE THAT WE CAN DO SOME ADDITIONAL TRAINING.
ROB: WORK THAT EASTHAM SAYS WILL CONTINUE AS THE INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE
COMPANY CONTINUES TO GROW IN STILLWATER.
EASTHAM: THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF CAREERTECH, IT DOESN'T END.
OUR TECHNOLOGY CENTER IS HERE FOR A LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH ANY
COMPANY, WHETHER IT'S ASCO OR ANY COMPANY COMING INTO OUR DISTRICT.
WE LOVE TO BUILD THAT LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP AND I THINK QUITE HONESTLY THAT
WAS ONE OF THE ATTRACTIVE THINGS FOR ASCO WHEN WE COULD TELL A STORY THAT WE
WERE WITH MERCURY MARINE FROM THE DAY THEY OPENED THEIR DOOR TO THE DAY THEY
CLOSED THEIR DOOR.
AND THAT'S THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE LIKE TO BUILD WITH ALL THE
COMPANIES WITHIN OUR DISTRICT, AS DO ALL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS ACROSS
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE CAREERTECH SYSTEM SO UNIQUE IS THAT
WE ARE PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY.
WE LOVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY'VE GOT GOING ON AND WE'RE GOING TO TWEAK OUR
CURRICULUM TO MAKE SURE WE'RE GETTING THEM THE SKILLED WORKFORCE THAT
THEY NEED, NOT JUST TO SUSTAIN THEIR BUSINESS BUT TO GROW THEIR BUSINESS.
ROB: WELL TRAINING FOR THESE NEW JOBS COULD TAKE FROM SEVERAL WEEKS TO A
FULL YEAR, BUT BEFORE THAT EVEN HAPPENS INSTRUCTORS AT MERIDIAN TECH WILL BE
TRAVELING TO BELGIUM TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE TEACHING THE SKILLS THE
COMPANY NEEDS.
JUST ALL IN A DAYS WORK, ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOLS SUPERTINDENT, DOUG MAJOR.
DOUG MAJOR: WE KNOW ALREADY THAT A LOT OF THE SKILL SETS THAT ASCO IS
GOING TO REQUIRE OF ITS EMPLOYEES, THAT WE HAVE TRAINING DEVELOPED FOR
THAT, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEVELOP SOME NEW AREAS,
AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE WE'RE CONTINUING TO CHANGE AS
PROCESSES CHANGE.
AND SO WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT IN OUR C-N-C MACHINING AND IN OUR
QUALITY CONTROL IN OUR ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS, WE'RE READY.
ROB: A FACT NOT LOST ON STATE LAWMAKERS.
TODD LAMB: TALK ABOUT CAREERTECH FOR A MOMENT, SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC
IMPACT AND A HUGE RECRUITING TOOL FOR OUR STATE.
I MEAN TO SAY THAT WE CAN TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES BETTER THAN ANYBODY.
AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO EVOLVE YOUR BUSINESS OR CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS OR
ALTER ANYTHING ONCE YOU'RE HERE, WE CAN QUICKLY PICK UP THE SLACK THERE AND
RETRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO DO.
CAREERTECH WAS A HUGE, HUGE PART OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH ASCO IN
STILLWATER - SIGNIFICANT.
ROB: WELL THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR NEW JOBS AT ASCO WILL BE RIGHT AROUND
$45,000 ANNUALLY.
THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL START INTERVIEWING AS EARLY AS SEPTEMBER AND
BEGIN TRAINING SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS, WE HAVE THAT TOLL-FREE
NUMBER OF THE OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION LISTED ON OUR
WEBSITE, AS WELL AS A FEATURE ON THE IMPACT OKLAHOMA'S QUALITY JOBS
PROGRAM HAS ON RECRUITING SUCH COMPANIES HERE INTO THE STATE, JUST HEAD TO OK
HORIZON DOT COM AND CLICK ON THIS WEEK'S VALUE ADDED.
MALE ANNOUNCER: YOU'RE WATCHING OKLAHOMA HORIZON, FEATURING SOME OF THE GOOD
THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE GREAT STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
ROB MCCLENDON: WELL LAST YEAR OKLAHOMA AVIATION COMPANIES ACCOUNTED FOR
NEARLY FOUR AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS IN EXPORTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
BUT ONE OKLAHOMA COMPANY IS WORKING ON A PROJECT WHERE THE FINAL
DESTINATION IS ACTUALLY OUT OF THIS WORLD.
JOINING ME NOW IS OUR ANDY BARTH.
ANDY BARTH: ROB, THE FOLKS AT FRONTIER ELECTRONICS UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS
TO SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS.
THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH BOEING IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST IN THE BUSINESS,
INCLUDING THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
AND AFTER A CELEBRATION WHERE FRONTIER RECEIVED SEVERAL HONORS, THAT
RELATIONSHIP GREW EVEN STRONGER.
ANDY: AT FRONITER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS THEY'RE REACHING FOR THE SKIES,
SETTING RECORDS AND EXPANDING A REPUTATION.
BRENDA ROLLS: WE PRODUCED AND ARE PREPARED TO DELIVER THE ONE THOUSANDTH
ENGINE FUEL DISPLAY THAT WE BUILD FOR THE BOEING F18 SUPER HORNET.
ANDY: BRENDA ROLLS IS THE PRESIDENT OF FRONTIER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND
SAYS THE SUCCESS OF THE ENGINE FUEL DISPLAY ISN'T THE ONLY THING WORTH
CELEBRATING.
ROLLS: WE'RE ALSO CELEBRATING THE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM
BOEING AND THIS IS REALLY QUITE AN AMAZING AWARD.
ANDY: AN AWARD THAT NOT ANY COMPANY WINS.
OUT OF BOEING'S ROUGHLY 28,000 SUPPLIERS FRONTIER IS ONE OF TWELVE TO
RECEIVE THIS AWARD, AND FOR THEM IT'S FOR THE FOURTH TIME.
ANDY: AND BECAUSE OF THEIR PAST PERFORMANCE, FRONTIER RECEIVED A SIGNIFICANT,
EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT.
ROLLS: THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WAS BUILT WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT WAS
CURRENT AT THE TIME IT WAS DESIGNED.
AND AS THE YEARS HAVE TICKED BY AND THE DECADES HAVE TICKED BY, SOME OF
THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED.
THE PROGRAM THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE COLLABORATING WITH BOEING HOUSTON ON
CONTROLS THE SOLAR PANELS ON THE SPACE STATION AND THEY ARE GOING TO REALLY
REBUILD THE UNITS THAT CONTROL THE SOLAR PANELS.
AND THEY ARE COMING TO FRONTIER AS A SINGLE SOURCE SUPPLIER OPTION TO
BUILD THE BOXES THAT WILL HELP CONTROL THE SOLAR PANELS.
ANDY: AND BOEING'S F18 PROGRAMS VICE PRESIDENT MIKE GIBBONS SAYS THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BOEING AND FRONTIER IS VERY IMPORTANT.
MIKE GIBBONS: FRONTIER IS A CRITICAL PARTNER FOR US.
THEY BUILD THE ENGINE FUEL DISPLAY WHICH IS A VITAL COMPONENT IN THE COCKPIT
IN THE AIR VEHICLE CREW INTERFACE OF THE SUPER HORNET GROWLER FOR
CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENGINE'S STATE, ABOUT THE FUEL'S STATE.
AND WE PARTNER WITH FRONTIER BECAUSE THEY BRING TWO PRIMARY THINGS
THAT MATCH PERFECTLY WITH THE WHOLE VALUE PROPOSITION OF THE SUPER
HORNET GROWLER.
THAT IS CAPABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY.
CAPABILITY BECAUSE THE ENGINE FUEL DISPLAY THAT THEY PROVIDE NOT ONLY
PROVIDES INFORMATION IN THE STATE THAT IS NEEDED, BUT FRONTIER HELPED
DEVELOP THAT, AND THEY'VE HELPED EVOLVE THAT OVER TIME AND THEY'RE
CONTINUING TO HELP EVOLVE THAT WITH THE ADVANCED CREW STATION THAT WE'RE
CURRENTLY WORKING.
AFFORDABILITY, BECAUSE FRONTIER HAS WORKED TO DECREASE THE COST OF THAT
COMPONENT TO BOEING AND THEREFORE THE UNITED STATES NAVY CUSTOMER
OVERTIME BY OVER 65% SINCE ITS INCEPTION.
ANDY: AND THESE AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS MEAN GOOD THINGS FOR THE STATE.
ROLLS: THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA HAS DEMONSTRATED AN INTEREST AND A
COMMITMENT IN DEVELOPING AND RETAINING TECHNOLOGY JOBS.
AND I APPLAUD THE STATE FOR THAT KIND OF INITIATIVE AND FOR WANTING
TO DEVELOP THOSE KINDS OF POSITIONS.
A COMPANY LIKE FRONTIER AND THE AWARDS THAT WE RECEIVE TO DATE HELP BRING
BUSINESS INTO OUR STATE ECONOMY.
AND ONE OF THINGS ABOUT A COMPANY LIKE FRONTIER IN OKLAHOMA IS MOST OF OUR
CUSTOMERS ARE NOT LOCAL.
SO WE'RE BRINGING IN REVENUE DOLLARS FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE.
ANDY: PARTNERING WITH SMALL TOWN AMERICA TO HELP PROTECT OUR MEN AND WOMEN
IN THE AIR.
NOW FRONTIER EXPECTS TO SIGN PAPERWORK ON THE SPACE STATION CONTRACT
TOWARD THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR, AND WILL START WORK ON THE PROJECT SOON
AFTER.
ROB: NOW I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE FUEL ENGINE DISPLAYS.
THEY SEEM TO BE PRETTY IMPORTANT.
ANDY: THEY ARE ROB.
THEY LET THE PILOT KNOW HOW MUCH FUEL THE PLANE HAS AND, IF THEY HAVE TO
ENGAGE IN COMBAT, THE PILOT KNOWS THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION SO HE CAN
COMPENSATE FOR SPEED AND AGILITY.
ROB: ALRIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH ANDY.
ANDY: YOU'RE WELCOME ROB.
FEMALE ANNOUNCER: STILL TO COME ON OKLAHOMA HORIZON, PUTTING THE YUCK, INTO
ENTERTAINMENT.
BUT FIRST, OKLAHOMA AND THE MOVIES.
ROB MCCLENDON: WELL PROBABLY NO STATE IS BETTER IDENTIFIED WITH A
MOVIE THAN OKLAHOMA.
BUT OUR MOVIE ROOTS GO WELL BEYOND THAT ICONIC MUSICAL, OKLAHOMA, AND ARE
FEATURED AT A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER.
HOW CLOSELY TIED IS OKLAHOMA'S HISTORY TO THAT OF THE MOVIES?
BOB BLACKBURN: WELL OKLAHOMA HISTORY, ESPECIALLY AS A STATE,
PARALELLS THE HISTORY OF THE MOVIES.
THOMAS ALVA EDISON DEVELOPED A MOVIE CAMERA IN THE 1890S.
WE KNOW THAT HE SENT A CREW TO OKLAHOMA TERRITORY IN 1904, THE EARLIEST FILM
SHOT IN THE STATE WAS AN EDISON CREW THAT CAME IN TO SHOOT A LITTLE SHORT ON
INDIANS FIGHTING THE COWBOYS.
SO THE INDIANS RIDE INTO THE SCENE AND THEY ATTACK THE WAGON AND GO ON, AND
THEN THE COWBOYS ATTACK AND THERE'S A RUNNING BATTLE AND THAT'S IT.
THE FIRST FULL LENGTH MOVIE THAT'S 87 MINUTES WAS 1920, SHOT IN THE
WICHITA MOUNTAINS, 300 KIOWAS AND COMANCHES, QUANAH PARKER'S SON AS THE
STAR CALLED, DAUGHTER OF DAWN.
WE HAVE RESURRECTED AND RESTORED AND WE'RE NOW SHOWING THAT MOVIE.
AND THEN, OKLAHOMANS HAVE BEEN IN THE MOVIES SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS BECAUSE
COWBOYS AND INDIANS WERE ALWAYS PART OF THE MOVIE INDUSTRY.
WELL WE HAD THE COWBOYS AND THE INDIANS.
BEN JOHNSON, RAISED TO BE THE PERFECT COWBOY IN OSAGE COUNTY, LEARNS TO BE
A ROPER AND RIDER AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF WELL HE GETS INTO THE
MOVIES BY 1941 IN A HOWARD HUGHES MOVIE AS A WRANGLER, STAYS IN
HOLLYWOOD, USES HIS OKLAHOMA COWBOY SKILLS TO BE THIS GREAT ACTOR WHO
WON AN ACADEMY AWARD.
BUT TOM MIX WAS A COWBOY AT THE 101 RANCH AS DISCOVERED BY THESE
FILMMAKERS, GOES TO HOLLYWOOD.
AND THEN YOU HAVE THE AMERICAN INDIANS, STARTING WITH JIM THORPE WAS IN
OVER 60 MOVIES WHILE HE LIVED IN LOS ANGELES.
AND SO THE INDIANS WOULD GO TO HOLLYWOOD TO BE IN MOVIES, OKLAHOMANS WOULD
GO TO HOLLYWOOD.
YOU CAN FOLLOW IT ALL THE WAY TO TODAY.
WES STUDI, WHO GREW UP IN NOFIRE HOLLOW, IN THE CHEROKEE NATION, DID NOT
SPEAK ENGLISH UNTIL THE AGE OF SEVEN, BECOMES A STAR IN THE 1980S IN
DANCES WITH WOLVES AND OF COURSE THAT GREAT CHARACTER OF, MAGUA, IN
LAST OF THE MOHICANS AND ALL OF HIS OTHER MOVIES.
AND YOU GET PEOPLE LIKE, RON HOWARD, WHOSE GREAT GRANDFATHERS ON TWO SIDES
OF THE FAMILY CLAIM LAND IN 1893 NEAR KAW CITY, RANCE, HIS DAD WHO IS ALSO
AN ACTOR GREW UP ON THE RANCH, MARRIED ANOTHER ACTRESS FROM DUNCAN, RON
HOWARD WAS BORN IN DUNCAN, AND THEN THEY GET HIM INTO THE MOVIES BECAUSE THEY
HAVE ACTING CAREERS; AND HE MAKES MOVIES, INCLUDING ALMOST AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL
MOVIE CALLED, FAR AND AWAY, ABOUT AN IRISHMAN LEAVING IRELAND AND MAKING
THE LAND RUN, THAT'S HIS GREAT GRANDPARENTS' STORY.
WE SEE OKLAHOMANS BEHIND THE SCENES AS PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS.
BLAKE EDWARDS, WHO MADE ALL OF THE PINK PANTHER MOVIES WAS FROM TULSA.
PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED THAT ALL THESE OKLAHOMANS, THE SOUND EDITORS, THE EDITOR
FOR ALL OF LAWRENCE KASDAN'S MOVIES, THE BIG CHILL, GRAND CANYON, CAROL
LITTLETON FROM MIAMI, OKLAHOMA, EDITED ALL OF THOSE MOVIES.
AND SO OKLAHOMANS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BEHIND THE CAMERA, ON THE SCREEN,
PRODUCING, THE PUBLICISTS, THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE BUSINESS.
THERE IS A VERY STRONG OKLAHOMA FLAVOR IN THE HISTORY OF MOVIES.
IN THIS 8,000 SQUARE FOOT EXHIBIT, WE TRY TO TELL THAT STORY BY TELLING THE
STORIES OF THE CAROL LITTLETONS AND THE BEN JOHNSONS AND THE BLAKE
EDWARDS AND THE REX LINNS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE FILM HISTORY.
ROB: AND WHILE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE VERY NOTED CAREERS, IS THERE
ONE PERSON THAT YOU COULD POINT TO THAT PROBABLY WAS THE MOST POPULAR OKLAHOMAN
IN THE MOVIES?
BLACKBURN: THE TOP GROSSING STAR IN THE MOVIES WAS WILL ROGERS HE
WAS THE VERY TOP ACTOR.
HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE TOM CRUSE, DE NIRO, OF HIS DAY.
HE WAS ONLY SUPPLANTED IN HIS LAST YEAR OF MOVIES BY A NEW ACTRESS CALLED,
SHIRLEY TEMPLE.
AND SO, BUT WILL ROGERS HAD BEEN THE TOP GROSSING MOVIE STAR IN HOLLYWOOD IN
1931, '32, '33, AND SO HE WAS AT THE TOP.
HE WAS A NATIONALLY KNOWN CHARACTER.
HE WAS KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD, THE CHAMPION OF THE COMMON MAN.
HE HAD NEWSPAPER COLUMNS.
HE HAD RADIO SHOWS.
HE APPEARED WITH PRESIDENTS, WITH SENATORS.
HE WAS A POPULAR SPEAKER.
THIS MAN WAS KING OF POPULAR CULTURE.
AND SO WE HAVE ON EXHIBIT HERE TWO ARTIFACTS FROM WILL ROGERS CAREER.
WE HAVE THE CONFEDERATE JACKET THAT HE WORE IN JUDGE PREIST, WHERE HE
PLAYED THE SECOND CONFEDERATE WHO'S NOW A JUDGE.
WILL ROGERS' DAD, CLEM, WAS A MEMBER OF THE INDIAN HOME GUARD OF THE
CONFEDERATES WHO FOUGHT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, THAT'S PART OF HIS
PERSONAL HISTORY.
WE ALSO HAVE A MEDIEVAL JACKET THAT HE WORE IN A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING
ARTHURS COURT, AND THEN OTHER ARTIFACTS FROM THOSE MOVIES.
SO WE TELL THAT STORY.
BUT WE HAVE PROBABLY THE ACTOR WHO HAS THE MOST STUFF IN THE EXHIBIT IS
BEN JOHNSON; BECAUSE HE WAS A REAL COWBOY; HIS DAD WAS A REAL COWBOY, THE
FOREMAN OF THE CHAPMAN-BARNARD RANCH AND THE OSAGE.
WE HAVE HIS CHAPS, HIS SADDLE, HIS HATS.
WE HAVE HIS STORIES.
WE HAVE FOOTAGE OF HIM WRANGLING HORSES, OF TALKING TO PEOPLE AND
BEING THE COWBOY.
WE HAVE FOOTAGE OF BEN; WE HAVE HIS STUNTMAN BAG THAT HE WOULD CARRY HIS GEAR
IN.
WE HAVE HIS AWARDS; WE HAVE HIS GOLDEN GLOBE; WE HAVE HIS SCRIPTS; WE HAVE
COSTUMES; WE HAVE STUFF.
WE HAVE JOHN WAYNE'S SHIRT THAT HE WORE IN THE MOVIE, THE SEARCHERS, WHICH IS AN
OKLAHOMA STORY WHERE THE PARKERS GO AFTER CYNTHIA ANN PARKER WHO HAS BEEN
KIDNAPPED BY THE COMANCHES.
WELL THAT MOVIE IS BASED ON THAT STORY.
WE HAVE THAT SHIRT, AND WE SHOW SCENES OF THE MOVIE WITH JOHN WAYNE WEARING
THE SHIRT THAT'S ON EXHIBIT HERE.
SO WE HAVE LOTS OF ARTIFACTS, LOTS OF STORIES.
AND PEOPLE WILL HAVE SHARED MEMORY.
SO IF WE TALK ABOUT BEN JOHNSON IN, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW; PEOPLE WILL
GO BACK TO WHEN THEY SAW THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.
WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE WRITER WHO WROTE THE SCREENPLAY FOR BRIDGE OVER
THE RIVER KWAI, THIS IS AN OKLAHOMAN WHO WAS BLACKLISTED, AND YOU SEE
HIS OSCAR WITH A BLACK HOOD OVER THE HEAD OF THE OSCAR BECAUSE THAT
SYMBOLIZED HIS ATTITUDE ABOUT BEING BLACKLISTED.
WE HAVE THAT BLACK HOOD ON THAT OSCAR.
SO WE'LL TAKE PEOPLE BACK TO WHEN THEY SAW SHANE, AND THREE OKLAHOMANS
STARRING IN THAT MOVIE, BEN JOHNSON, ALAN LADD LIVED IN OKLAHOMA CITY;
VAN HEFLIN GREW UP IN OKLAHOMA CITY SO THAT'S AN OKLAHOMA ALL STAR CAST IN
ONE MOVIE, SHANE, THAT'S ARGUABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST WESTERNS OF ALL
TIME.
AND SO PEOPLE CAN SHARE THEIR OWN PERSONAL HISTORY WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR
PARENTS, THEIR KIDS, THEIR GRANDKIDS.
YOU CAN COME AND HAVE A REAL FAMILY EXPERIENCE, AND SEE THE ARTIFACTS, SEE
HOW OKLAHOMANS HAVE BEEN PART OF SHAPING THE IMAGE OF AMERICA THROUGH THE ART
OF MOVIES.
ROB: NOW DR BLACKBURN TELLS ME THAT ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE VOICES
EVER HEARD ON THE SILVER SCREEN IS THAT OF AN OKLAHOMAN.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHO IT IS, JUST HEAD TO OK HORIZON DOT COM AND
CLICK ON THIS WEEK'S VALUE ADDED.
MALE ANNOUNCER: OKLAHOMA HORIZON IS NOW PORTABLE, JUST SUBSCRIBE TO OUR
WEEKLY PODCAST.
VISIT ITUNES DOT COM WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR SHOW FOR YOUR LISTENING OR
VIEWING CONVENIENCE.
ROB MCCLENDON: WELL WHILE ONE TIME OKLAHOMANS LIKE, BRAD PITT, MAY BE A
HOUSEHOLD NAME, OTHER OKLAHOMANS MAKING A GREAT LIVING OUT IN HOLLYWOOD
AREN'T EXACTLY.
SO WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MOVIE MAGIC, PROBABLY NO ONE DOES IT ANY BETTER
THAN ATOKA OKLAHOMA'S VERY OWN ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, MATTHEW MUNGLE.
AND WHILE YOU MAY NOT KNOW THE NAME, YOU HAVE SEEN HIS WORK.
MATTHEW MUNGLE: COME ON IN; I'LL SHOW YOU THE HOUSE OF HORRORS.
ALISA HINES: YOU MAY KNOW OKLAHOMAN, MATTHEW MUNGLE, BY HIS WORK ON POPULAR TV
SHOWS.
MUNGLE: HEADS, BODIES THAT WE USE ON EPISODES OF CSI, NCIS, HOUSE, CRIMINAL
MINDS.
ALISA: A HOLLYWOOD MAKEUP ARTIST, MUNGLE CREDITS EARLY HORROR MOVIES FOR
SPARKING HIS INTEREST IN MOVIE MAKEUP.
MUNGLE: AROUND 1965, '64, '65, 7 FACES OF DR LAO CAME OUT WITH TONY
RANDALL.
AND I AS AMAZED AT HOW HIS APPEARANCE CHANGED IN THE MOVIE, NOT KNOWING THAT HE
HAD SHAVED HIS HEAD AT THAT TIME.
AND HOW DID THEY ACTUALLY GET HIS CHARACTER TO LOOK LIKE THAT?
AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY GOT ME INVOLVED IN MAKEUP.
AND THEN IN OF COURSE IN 1968, PLANET OF THE APES CAME OUT, SO THAT WAS ALL
SHE WROTE, YOU KNOW, RIGHT THERE.
ALISA: SO MUNGLE BOUGHT THE RICHARD CORSON STAGE MAKEUP BOOK AND TAUGHT
HIMSELF MAKEUP TECHNIQUES.
AND THE REST, AS THEY SAY, IS HISTORY.
MUNGLE: WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS WE HAVE TO TAKE A FACE CAST OF THE ACTOR, AND
ONCE THAT'S DONE, THEN WE HAVE TO DUPLICATE IT IN SILICONE SO IT LOOKS JUST
EXACTLY LIKE THE ACTOR SO WE CAN MAKE THEM LOOK DEAD, OR ALIVE.
WE HAVE TO CUT THEIR HEAD OFF.
WE HAVE TO CUT THEIR ARMS OFF LIKE THIS BODY HERE.
AND IF YOU LOOK AT THEM REALLY CLOSE, YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL OF THE HAIRS ARE
PUNCHED IN ONE AT A TIME, EYELASHES, SIDEBURNS, EVERYTHING, ITS VERY TIME
CONSUMING.
ALISA: AT 56, MUNGLE SAYS HE STILL LOVES TO DO THE ART OF MAKEUP.
MUNGLE: THAT'S WHAT I REALLY ENJOY DOING, IS MAKING, DOING THE MAKEUP
SO THAT IT REALLY, TOTALLY FOOLS THE AUDIENCE.
LIKE WE, FOR SCHINDLER'S LIST, WE HAD TO TAKE THE EIGHT PRINCIPLE WOMEN AND
BASICALLY MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THEY'D HAD THEIR HEAD SHAVED.
AND THAT'S WHAT REALLY INTRIGUES ME, AND IT'S JUST STILL, EVERY JOB IS
SO CREATIVE.
ALISA: AND HIS ART IS REWARDING.
MUNGLE: WINNING THE ACADEMY AWARD WAS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE
HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CAREER.
I DIDN'T GET INTO THIS BUSINESS SAYING, OKAY I'M GOING TO WIN AN ACADEMY
AWARD, EMMY AWARDS.
YOU KNOW IT WAS ABOUT THE PASSION FOR ME OF DOING THIS.
AND WINNING THE ACADEMY AWARD WAS JUST AMAZING.
IT WAS JUST, OH, OKAY I'VE KIND OF ARRIVED.
ALISA: OKLAHOMA CREATIVITY AT WORK, HELPING TO KEEP OUR ENTERTAINMENT
REALISTIC AND AMAZING.
ROB MCCLENDON: WELL WHILE MATTHEW MUNGLE HAD TO GAIN HIS EXPERTISE OUT ON HIS
OWN, YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP NOW HAVE
THE ABILITY TO HONE THEIR CRAFT WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL.
STUDENTS IN OKLAHOMA'S CAREERTECH'S COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM COMPETE IN AN
EVENT CALLED, FANTASY MAKEUP, THAT LETS THEM TURN THE ORDINARY INTO THE
EXTRAORDINARY.
TOM SOLLOCK: THE REASON WE'VE GOTTEN INTO THAT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE IS NO
VEHICLE FOR FACIAL ARTISTS OTHER THAN GOING TO HOLLYWOOD TO LEARN THE
NEXT LEVEL OF SKILL IN MAKEUP.
WELL HOPEFULLY THAT IS WHAT THIS WILL START SO THAT WE HAVE A VEHICLE
FROM NORMAL MAKEUP INTO MOVIES.
ROB: WELL FANTASY MAKEUP IS JUST ONE EVENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SKILLS USA
COMPETITION THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES.
AND SINCE THE FANTASY MAKEUP EVENT WAS STARTED IN OKLAHOMA IN 2005, ITS
POPULARITY HAS HELPED IT GROW INTO A NATIONAL COMPETITION.
NOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE ABOUT MATTHEW MUNGLE OR THE FANTASY
MAKEUP PROGRAM, JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT OK HORIZON DOT COM AND CLICK
ON THIS WEEK'S VALUE ADDED.
FEMALE ANNOUNCER: IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN OKLAHOMA CULTURE, YOU CAN
KEEP UP WITH US THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON THE RED DIRT CHRONICLES BLOG.
LOOK FOR THE ON THE HORIZON POSTINGS ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, AND
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK.
ROB: NEXT TIME ON OKLAHOMA HORIZON, FOR A STATE KNOWN FOR ITS ROLLING PLAINS,
OKLAHOMA IS HOME TO SOME BEAUTIFUL FOREST LAND.
WE WILL TAKE YOU TO SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA TO LOOK AT AN INDUSTRY AND A
WAY OF LIFE.
I THINK ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE THINGS THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT IN SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA IS HOW FORESTRY AND TOURISM CO-EXIST.
YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT THIS FABULOUS VAST FOREST.
ROB: ON OKLAHOMA'S SHOW FOR THE HEARTLAND, OKLAHOMA HORIZON.
WELL WE ARE OUT OF TIME.
I'M ROB MCCLENDON.
THANKS FOR WATCHING.
SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT WEEK.