Vegas PBS Airs New Programs About America’s Military Men and Women and Invites Nevada’s Veterans to Record Their Personal Stories

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Vegas PBS Airs New Programs About America’s Military Men and Women and Invites Nevada’s Veterans to Record Their Personal Stories

(Las Vegas, NV) - This November and continuing through 2015, Vegas PBS will highlight the history of our nation’s military men and women with programs that delve deeply into some of the conflicts and missions that changed the course of our nation. These programs are part of PBS’ Stories of Service, a multiplatform initiative exploring veterans’ experiences and providing a deeper understanding of our country’s military history. Additionally, Vegas PBS has launched a new production effort to record personal stories from veterans and their families. These oral histories will be recorded during November and December 2014 and will be produced as video segments to share online at the Veterans Coming Home national website. Veterans Coming Home is a community engagement campaign designed to support veterans in their successful transition to civilian life, and is made possible by a start-up grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and local corporate sponsors.

“Nevada has the third highest percentage of adult veterans of all the 50 states and a large number of active military. To better serve these viewers and to broaden understanding of their service among non-veterans, Vegas PBS supplements PBS programs with programs acquired from other providers, produces local content, and recently expanded online educational programs and retirement planning services tailored to veterans. We invite veterans to call the station to record their oral histories for the national website. We thank them for their service to our nation,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell.

VEGAS PBS CHANNEL 10 VETERANS-RELATED PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2014:
Craft in America: Service
This program relates the story of crafts and the military, touching upon the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill and looking at contemporary soldiers and veterans and their craft making.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, Noon

The Greatest Generation Goes to War: Las Vegans’ Memories of WWII (Part 1)
This local production tells the tales of veterans from all over the world that now reside in Las Vegas, as well as the stories of people who lived in the city during World War II.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m.

The Greatest Generation Goes to War: Las Vegans’ Memories of WWII (Part 2)
The series continues with veterans living in Las Vegas telling their stories.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Salutes Our Armed Services
The world-renowned, 360-voice choir pays tribute to the military in this 2011 concert special.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.

A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House
President and Mrs. Obama celebrate the nation’s troops in a star-studded, spectacular musical event.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m.

Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
This special reveals how these clandestine commandoes evolved in response to changing threats, from World War II to the War on Terror, and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history.
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m.
Repeat Broadcast: Sunday, Nov. 16, noon

Ice Warriors – USA Sled Hockey
The program follows the U.S. sled hockey team, which includes former members of the military, as they prepared for and participated in the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Broadcast Date: Sunday, Nov. 16, 11 p.m.

Viewers of these programs can share their thoughts at #ServiceStoriesPBS and access an extensive library at pbs.org/storiesofservice.

RECORDING PERSONAL STORIES OF VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Saturday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vegas PBS will be recording the stories of Gold Star members and other survivors of Armed Forces personnel who lost their lives in combat operations. Gold Star members are surviving spouses, parents and immediate family members of the deceased service persons.

Monday, Dec. 8, noon – 5 p.m. / Dec. 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Vegas PBS will be recording veterans who will relate their experiences of overcoming service-related challenges.

All recording sessions will be held at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Rd.

About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most watched PBS stations on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot!

Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBS.org, PBSKids.org,PBSParents.org, PBSTeachers.org and NextAvenue.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce training and economic development through Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).

Vegas PBS provides K-12 educational resources to teachers and students in public, private, charter and home schools including professional development courses; One Place, a curriculum-correlated online media service; the Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) containing materials for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision impaired individuals and those who assist them; and Ready To Learn literacy and health community workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.

For more information on programming and services, please visit VegasPBS.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VegasPBS, or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/VegasPBS.

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Contact Information:

Shauna Lemieux
Communications & Promotion
Vegas PBS
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas NV 89121
702-799-1010 ext. 5352
slemieux@vegaspbs.org