Case Study: Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis




Client: Bethany House

On July 30, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was struck by two Japanese torpedoes and rolled over, sinking into the ocean. A survivor of the USS Indianapolis, Edgar Harrell shares his incredible story of survival and faith in God in his book, OUT OF THE DEPTHS: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (Bethany House Publishers).

MEDIA CONNECT put together a strong publicity campaign for the launch of OUT OF THE DEPTHS, which is in its second publication. The PR campaign propelled it to become an ibooks best-seller.

Edgar interviewed with over 50 radio shows in top markets including KRLD-AM (Dallas, TX), KYW-AM (Philadelphia, PA), KOMO-AM (Seattle, WA), KBEM-FM (Minneapolis, MN), IRN/USA Radio Network, Sirius XM Maggie Linton, The Jim Bohannon Show, as well as targeted national Christian radio networks including Moody Radio Network and Wall!Builders Live.

He was featured prominently on two national Christian TV shows, 100 Huntley Street and The 700 Club

Edgar’s story has been featured in dozens of publications and websites, including the following publications:


·         The Indianapolis Star

·         The Palm Beach Post

·         Today’s Christian Living

·         Christian Retailing

·         CBA Retailers + Resources

·         The Christian Post

·         Stars and Stripes Online Magazine

·         The Global Dispatch



·         Star News





·         WTHR-NBC TV -- Indianapolis




What a difference you've made in my career. We did it again! My David Rothenberg Any Saturday Show interview on WBAI, on July 14, went wonderfully. I was interviewed live for 30 minutes, and while on the air, David invited me to return to his program to discuss my work in the future. I'd love to do more interviews. With great thanks and best wishes.