PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S. Veterans and Their Communities

CPB MEDIA ROOM

PBS and CPB Expand Content and Resources to Support U.S.  Veterans and Their Communities
May 7, 2014

FALL 2014

MAKERS “Women & War” September 2014 Women have been invisible players on the battlefield for decades, but the official ban on women in combat was only lifted in 2013. WOMEN IN WAR tells the real story of American women warriors: from nurses to war reporters, soldiers to spies. (Produced by Kunhardt McGee Productions in association with Loki Films. Major funding provided by AOL, Simple Facial Skincare and Verizon. Foundation funding is provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Support is also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS and public television viewers.)

CRAFT IN AMERICA “Service” (w.t.) November 2014 Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning series, continues to explore America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. “Service” will honor our military men and women through an unexpected prism: craft. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary artists and veterans Ehren Tool and Judas Recendez, the series continues to celebrate the artists and techniques of American craft, documenting the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. (Produced by Craft in America, Inc.; funded by PBS and public television viewers.)

WINTER/SPRING 2015 LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War as North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands in a desperate effort to save as many lives as possible. (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM is produced and directed by Rory Kennedy; written by Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester; edited by Don Kleszy; original music by Gary Lionelli; director of photography Joan Churchill; produced by Keven McAlester; executive producer, Mark Samels; exclusive corporate funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding for LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Dedicated to Strengthening America’s Future Through Education; Roxanne E. & Michael J. Zak; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS and public television viewers. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.) HOMEFRONT (w.t.) Military families from all branches of service and experts come together to illuminate the shared experience and culture of the military community. (Produced by The Documentary Group; funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS and public television viewers.)

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