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American Veteran

TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 16, 8 PM

American Veteran illuminates the veteran experience with a stunning range of voices from today and across the arc of American history. This multi-platform initiative traces the veteran experience through a broadcast series, podcast and digital shorts. Every voice featured is a veteran. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the American Revolution to today’s warrior class, they tell a deeply moving story, highlighting personal remembrances, drawing civilian viewers into an unfamiliar culture, and highlighting the evolving relationship between Americans who have served in the military and those who have not.

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American Veteran traces the veteran experience across the arc of American history.

Soldiers exercising with riffles
A Marine Corps recruit in training at the Parris Island depot.

THE CALLING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 8 PM

As recruits take the oath to serve, they leave the civilian world to become a soldier, sailor, marine, airman or airwoman. This is the start of their transformation. Narrated by TV host and former marine Drew Carey.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/26/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/27/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 10/30/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 10/30/2021 @ 11 PM

THE MISSION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8 PM

Join host Senator Tammy Duckworth to learn how military life shapes servicemen and women in profound and unexpected ways. Veterans’ personal stories showcase the raw impact of these experiences from D-Day to Afghanistan.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/02/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/03/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/04/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/05/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 11 PM
Retired Major General Angela Salinas, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, interviews for the American Veteran.
Retired Lt. Colonel Harold Brown, a member of World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen.

THE RETURN
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 8 PM

Join host Wes Studi to explore the road back to civilian life. For some veterans there are ticker-tape parades; for others, protests, anger and silence. Some recall the confidence they brought home, while others think, “What am I going to do now?”

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/09/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/11/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/12/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/14/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/13/2021 @ 11 PM

THE RECKONING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 8 PM

J.R. Martinez hosts as veterans reflect on their experiences in the military, the divide between those who have served and those who have not, and the ways veterans and civilians can work together to move America forward..

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/16/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/17/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/18/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/19/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/20/2021 @ 11 PM
Iraq war veteran and former Dancing With the Stars winner J. R. Martinez with a fellow burn survivor a the UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center. Martinez narrates American Veteran: The Reckoning.