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Veteran’s & Military Programming, November 2016

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  • Battle of Chosin: American Experience #2902
    November 1 @ 9PM
    November 6 @ 8PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War.
  • Eisenhower’s Secret War #101
    November 6 @ 10PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    The first hour chronicles Eisenhower’s exploits in World War II, his decision to enter presidential politics, and his fulfillment of an election promise to seek a solution to ending the Korean War, after more than 33,000 military deaths. It also follows the grassroots movement to draft Eisenhower as the Republican candidate for president; Eisenhower’s reluctant decision to leave his powerful position at NATO; his fight for the Republican Party’s nomination against “neo isolationist” Sen. Robert Taft, the leader of the GOP; his campaign against Democrat Adlai Stevenson; and finally, his election as the 34th president.
  • Eisenhower’s Secret War #102
    November 6 @ 11PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    The second hour recounts President Eisenhower’s diplomatic confrontations against the Soviet Union during the early Cold War years, crises prompted by aggressive Kremlin-sponsored action around the world. It also documents his attempts to keep the peace while establishing a clear superiority for the U.S. in the nuclear arms “race.” He used what scholars have called his “hidden hand” tactics to keep that superiority under wraps despite intense criticism that the U.S. was falling behind the USSR in military strength. Thanks to the use of the U-2 spy plane, “Ike” knew the weaknesses of the Soviet Union, but he kept that information secret as he pushed his policies of peaceful co-existence in a divided world.
  • USO – For the Troops – Stories of Service
    November 7 @ 9PM
    November 13 @ 10PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.
  • Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield – Stories of Service
    November 9 @ 10PM
    November 13 @ 11PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    Learn about military medical advances and technology, from the battlefield to the return home. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families. Bob Woodruff reports.
  • Roadtrip Nation: The Next Mission – Stories of Service
    November 11 @ 10PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    ROADTRIP NATION: THE NEXT MISSION follows three recent veterans – Sam Shockley, Helen Chandler and Bernard Edwards – as they journey cross-country to seek out fellow service members who have successfully transitioned into the workforce, and to obtain the insights they need to thrive in the next chapter of their own lives.
  • POWS: Stolen Freedom – Stories of Service
    November 10 @ 9PM
    November 13 @ 5PM
    November 13 @ 9PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
  • Navy Seals: The Untold Story – Stories of Service
    November 10 @ 10PM
    NAVY SEALS – THEIR UNTOLD STORY recounts the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandoes of the Deep” through firsthand accounts — including that of a D-Day demolition team member — and through never-before-seen footage, home movies, and personal mementoes. Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers all reveal how U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the SEALs.
  • America’s Veteran’s A Musical Tribute – Stories of Service
    November 12 @ 9:30PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    November 13 @ 11PM
    Maryland Public Television is proud to present America’s Veterans: A Musical Tribute 2016, an inspiring musical salute to the men and women who have served with courage and honor in the United States Armed Forces. The America’s Veterans concert will be available to public television stations to celebrate Veteran’s Day 2016. Led by the United States Air Force Band and a full orchestra, the 2016 concert features rising country star Drake White. Drake has been heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” saying “he’s a growling, stomping spitfire, blasting his songs with bluesy energy that’s as infectious as his catchy choruses.” Drake has been touring with the Zac Brown Band this summer and performs from his debut album “Spark.”
  • Sanibel to Siberia: The Story of a WWII Memorial
    November 12 @ 11:30PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    SANIBEL TO SIBERIA: THE STORY OF A WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL pieces together a stirring and little-known story of friendship and cooperation. The film recounts the creation of the bronze sculpture erected to commemorate the secret 1941 Lend-Lease partnership between eventual Cold War rivals, the United States and the Soviet Union. Artist Richard T. Wallen’s monument honors the heroic pilots who ferried nearly 8,000 warplanes from the U.S. to Siberia to help Russia defend against the invading German army. They flew risky missions over remote and unpaved wilderness, making their way in stages, from one hastily built airfield to the next. SANIBEL TO SIBERIA also chronicles the 2006 dedication of the Alaska-Siberia Lend-Lease Memorial in Fairbanks, an event attended by dignitaries from the U.S., Russia, Canada, Great Britain and France.
  • Music and Might A Military Spectacular 2016 – Stories of Service
    November 12 @ 10:30PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
  • Pearl Harbor
    November 23 @ 8PM
    November 28 @ 8PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. Examine new details about what may have caused the ship to overturn and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost.
  • Expedition Pearl Harbor
    November 23 @ 9PM
    November 28 @ 9PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
    On the eve of the 75th anniversary, join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack.
  • Remember Pearl Harbor
    November 28 @ 10PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
  • Sands of War
    November 28 @ 11:30PM on WJCT DT 7.4 More!
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