Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Amazing Story of Catholic Woman Who Helped Save 2500 Jewish Children Will Be Discussed on Live CatholicTV Talk Show
On December 7th, the story of Irena Sendler and the three high school girls who produced a nationally-known play about Sendler will be discussed on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.
Jack Mayer, author of the book “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” (Life in Jar), will be interviewed on This is the Day.
Life in a Jar tells the story of Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who organized a rescue network to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto.
In 1999, three high school girls from an economically depressed, rural school district in southeast Kansas stumbled upon a reference to Sendler’s rescues, which they fashioned into a history project, a play they called “Life in a Jar”. Their innocent drama was first seen in Kansas, then the Midwest, then New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and finally Poland.
Life in a Jar has been performed over 250 times. Along the way, the story of the three high school students and Life in a Jar became nationally known and the students appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CBS, CNN, the Today Show, and in the New York Times, L.A. Times, and more
More information about the Irena Sendler Project can be found at http://www.irenasendler.org/
Also to be discussed on This is the Day will be the story of legendary coach Jim Cotter, who coached football at Boston College High School, a Jesuit school in Boston. His daughter Grace Regan will be interviewed on This is the Day along with Paul Kenney.
Paul Kenney co-authored a new book about Coach Cotter called “A True Man for Others: The Coach Jim Cotter Story”. This new book is a biography of Jim Cotter and highlights his illustrious high school coaching career as well as his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. More information about the book can be found at http://coachjimcotter.com/