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Preserving The Stories Of The Vietnam War Event

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:00pm

The Central Library hosts a preview screening of The Vietnam War, followed by a panel discussion and community conversation. 

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Podcast: WXXI's Interview with Lynn Novick


Listen to WXXI's Connections podcast interview with Lynn Novick, previewing the PBS Vietnam War Series to air in September. The ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick  is coming to PBS & WXXI-TV in September 2017.

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The Farthest - Voyager in Space

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:00pm

The Farthest Voyager in Space, a two-hour special about NASA’s historic Voyager mission to explore our solar system and beyond

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In Their Words: Songwriting with Soldiers

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:30pm

Learn how creative experiences can help heal military soldiers with post-traumatic stress. The recovery process for active duty US soldiers and veterans can seem out of reach, at times leading to attempted suicide and death.

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Searching for Home: Coming Back from War on WXXI-World

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:00pm

Searching for Home: Coming Back from War explores, in their own words, the Truth, the Healing and the Hope of veterans from all generations returning home from war, and their search for the “home” they left behind – physically, mentally and spiritually.

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Last Ring Home

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:30pm

The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial and his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII.

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On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:00pm

This film captures a complex aspect of the Vietnam War: the legacy of Latino veterans and their families during the conflict.

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The Draft

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:00pm

Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.

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Great American Railroad Journeys "Schenectady to Niagara Falls"

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 4:00pm

Host Michael Portillo discovers a famous 19th-century name still trading today: George Eastman, who launched mass market photography with his Eastman Kodak company in Rochester.

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Happy Birthday, Julia MARATHON

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:00am

The Julia Child 105th birthday celebration begins this weekend!  

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