Part 1 of a two-part program. Dennie Briggs and Rod Odgers are interviewed by Nathan Johnson for "Veterans Voices" on Contra Costa Television. They discuss their work at the experimental therapeutic community set up at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California (1955-1956) under pioneering psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Harry Wilmer, and then establishing an all-new Therapeutic Community Program at the U.S.Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan (1956-58). They also discuss the realities of being gay in the military at that time.
Originally broadcast in 2017 on Contra Costa Television's "Veterans' Voices" program, and presented here with the generous permission of Contra Costa Television and the Veterans' Voices team. The Veterans' Voices website is contracosta.ca.gov/5163/Veterans-Voices
"Veterans' Voices is a monthly live, call-in talk show, focusing on the issues veterans face as they transition back to civilian life."
Interviewer Nathan Johnson is the Contra Costa County Veterans Service Officer, and Host of Veterans' Voices
For more details on the Naval Hospitals discussed in these programs, see pettrust.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=238&Itemid=407