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Friday, September 18, 2015

WJZ-TV reporter Mike Schuh and the Liberty Ship S.S. Brown

WJZ-TV reporter Mike Schuh and the Liberty Ship S.S. Brown

September 18, 2015 Kevin E. Dayhoff

I am researching and writing a story on the Liberty Ship the S.S. JOHN W. BROWN,, and I was delighted to run across a recent story the upcoming October 3, 2015, last cruise of the season, by WJZ-TV reporter, Mike Schuh.

I have worked with Mr. Schuh for over fifteen years on both sides of the reporter’s notebook - as an elected official and a newspaper reporter and I can always depend upon his stuff to be accurate – and quite entertaining.

After I left office I was curious about who would return my phone calls. After being out of office for a while, I was involved in a community project, the now-annual Westminster Christmas parade, and I called Mr. Schuh up and asked him if he would help be a parade judge.

Not only did he call me back right away, but he immediately said that he would help and then went out of his way to lend me a hand. I later figured-out that the parade event occurred at a crazy time in his personal and profession schedule and yet not only did he go out of his way to help; he did it well and never complained. And working with him was so incredibly easy.

My rule is that it is not good enough to be the best – you have to be nice. Mike Schuh is super-people. Just saying.

Anyway, Mr. Schuh’s piece on the Liberty ship, the S.S. Brown may be found here: “Baltimore Org. Dedicated To Preserving History, Provides Unique Cruise,” September 16, 2015:

“BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Project Liberty Ship, which is a Baltimore-based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the last remaining troop transport from WWII as a living memorial, is providing visitors with an opportunity to tour it and go on a cruise. WJZ’s Mike Schuh reports, the organization is a rare link to the past and needs your help…”

Find out more about the S.S. John W. Brown here:

“Welcome aboard S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, one of only two remaining, fully operational Liberty ships that participated in World War II. This wonderful piece of history provides an educational and historical opportunity for the public to experience 1944 all over again, without the dangers of being sunk by a submarine or a torpedo bomber!

“Through the efforts of talented and dedicated volunteers, coupled with the generous financial support of members and friends, S.S. JOHN W. BROWN continues to educate by operating as a historic museum ship, furnishing visitors with a unique opportunity to experience "living history" of the World War II merchant marine.

Find out more about Mr. Schuh here:, “Mike Schuh joined WJZ Eyewitness News as a general assignment reporter in 1993. During his time at WJZ, he’s received awards for a wide range of news stories. His 11 Emmy Awards were earned in the “Best Reporter,”  “Writing,”  “Hard News Investigation,”  “Spot News,” “General News Reporting”  and “Features Reporting” categories.

+In 2010, he received an Associated Press Award for “Spot News.”  In 2007, he received two Associated Press Awards in the “Spot News” and “Human Interest News” categories. In 2002, Mike won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

“He volunteers as a faculty member for the prestigious National Press Photographers Association’s annual NewsVideo Workshop. He has led television storytelling seminars and workshops in Denmark and across our country.  In 2008, Mike was appointed as the Regional Vice President to the Board of Governors for the Capital Area Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and served for two years.

“Mike came to WJZ after learning his craft at television stations in Indianapolis, Louisville, Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Carbondale, Ill. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.”


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