Friday, June 21, 2013

"Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World”

Pearl Documentary Airs June 23 on OETA
"Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World” a documentary about the life of the Chickasaw aviatrix airs 9:30 p.m., Sunday, June 23 on Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).

Befriended by famous aviator Wiley Post in the late 1920s, Pearl was performing as a barnstormer and commercial pilot by age 14.

Designed to complement the award-winning film “Pearl,” “On Top of the World” shares the life story of the late Pearl Carter Scott, focusing on more than her flying career.

The daughter of a successful businessman in Marlow Oklahoma, Pearl Carter Scott was a dedicated and proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. 

She aspired until her passing in 2005 to do “whatever is necessary to help my fellow Chickasaws.” This included service as a Community Health Representative and as a member of the Chickasaw Tribal legislature. 

Inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 1995, she was also inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, and the International Women's Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame

A charter member of the National Museum of American Indian at the Smithsonian, Pearl was listed in the 1978-79 edition of "Personalities of the South", the 1989-90 edition of "Outstanding Women of America", and in the Chickasaw Historical Section of the Memphis Magazine.

In 1990 she was honored as Homecoming Queen and Guest of Honor for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Wylie Post's trip around the world.

The 30-minute documentary features interview with Pearl and her family members.

With OETA's statewide network of four transmitting stations and 15 translator stations, more than 1.8 million viewers tune into OETA on a weekly basis.

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