Charles Heller, Amelia Earhart enthusiast

Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last turned 6 months old on Dec. 21, and despite some nice reviews from a few discerning critics, notably Glenn MacDonald of Military, Dave Martin of, and the considerable efforts of Joel Freedman, whose persistence paid off with the Oct. 24 spread in the Knoxville News Sentinel, our most visible coverage to date, sales have hit a brick wall and the book remains unknown to more than 99 percent of the American public.  Virtually no one comes to this blog, so I wonder about my sanity in continuing to write new entries.

In my ongoing efforts to find a receptive audience, I contacted Charles Heller, a weekend talk show host with KVOI AM 1030, in Tucson, Ariz.  Charles is the host of “Liberty Watch” and “America Armed & Free,” which air from noon to 2 p.m. MST on Sundays.  On his website,, Charles describes his show as dedicated to the principle of eternal vigilance, based upon the free flow of information about government, technology, current events, and our steadfast Constitution, so that citizens can give informed consent, the bedrock of our Republic, and government remains the servant, not the master.  Let us each honor the privilege it is to live in God’s great nation.

Charles was immediately interested in Truth at Last, but warned me that I would have to work hard to change his views.  On his show, he told listeners that every year or two he reads a book that changes his mind about something, and Truth at Last is one of these books.  We had a good interchange on the air, and Charles summarized the interview on his archives page thusly:

Mike Campbell is about as committed to his work as any man I have interviewed.  First for 10 years in the Navy, then for 30 as a journalist for the Department of Defense, Campbell was a dedicated public servant.  He also has written 2 books on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.  Amelia Earhart: The Truth At Last,” documents all the evidence and witnesses who saw her on Saipan in the custody of the Japanese.  Mike talks about the massive multi-governmental cover up of the details.  Fascinating.

Charles has pledged to do what he can to connect me with other talk show hosts, and says he specializes in helping people with worthy causes through his networking expertise.  He has other idea about how to get the word out about the book, it, and I certainly hope the hosts he has in mind will be half as supportive as Charles has been since he read Truth at Last.

As Charles Heller has demonstrated once again, true interest in the Earhart matter is an acquired taste and is not for everyone.  But every once in a while, I meet and, through the power of  Truth at Last, convert a new “Earhart enthusiast,” as Thomas E. Devine described me in signing his book upon the conclusion of our first meeting, in February 1990 at his West Haven, Connecticut  home.

3 responses

  1. Excellent post, Mike. I have great hopes that 2013 will be a better year for Truth at Last, especially given Charles’ apparent enthusiasm for the subject and his connections. May the coming year bring other “converts” to the Truth at Last!


  2. Thanks, Mike,

    I responded with a comment of my own on your blog.



  3. I was recommended this website by my cousin.

    I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!


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