SIX VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS ON WXXI-TV AND RADIO NOT TO BE MISSED

Release Date: 
Fri, 10/30/2015

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Contact: Kristin Tutino, 258-0253

SIX VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS ON WXXI-TV AND RADIO NOT TO BE MISSED

(Rochester, NY) October 30, 2015 – In honor of Veterans Day WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative presents several TV and radio specials in November. These programs share the stories and heroism of the men and women who have served our country, and those currently serving.  Veterans Connections is designed to link veterans in our region with needed community support and services.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive web site (WXXI.org/veterans), the initiative works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with valuable resources.

Below are six specials airing in November, but a complete schedule of programs is listed on WXXI’s website at WXXI.org/veterans.

  1. A Gathering of Heroes l Saturday, November 7 at 9:30pm on WXXI-World (DT 21.2) Watch as a group of determined World War II veterans make a cross-country trek to Washington, sharing stories of struggle, determination, and friendship along the way.
  2. With Good Reason: Veterans Day Special  l Sunday, November 8 at 9pm on AM 1370 This radio special looks at a single troopship, the General Nelson M. Walker, and a few of the soldiers who traveled on it.
  3.  Iwo Jima – From Combat to Comrades l Tuesday, November 10 at 8pm on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1) Follow survivors of perhaps the fiercest battle of WWII as they return to Iwo Jima for a Reunion of Honor on the only battlefield where former enemies come together in shared remembrance.
  4. Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History l Tuesday, November 10 at 9 pm on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1) Take an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability through interviews with prominent disabled veterans.
  5. Women Serving in War l Monday, November 9 at 9pm on WXXI-World (DT 21.2)Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from WWII to Vietnam to Afghanistan
  6. The Last Ridge l Friday, November 14 at 6pm and 9pm on WXXI-World (DT 21.2) This film recounts the remarkable story of the legendary 10th Mountain Division, whose extraordinary efforts turned the tide for the Allied forces in Italy. 

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WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. WXXI also has a long-term affiliation with Little Theatre, which helps enhance the cultural life of the community and strengthens two of Rochester's most vital arts institutions. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.

 

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