Public invited to WVIA for a preview screening of Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’s ‘The Vietnam War’ followed by a television taping of ‘War Stories: Vietnam’
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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA invites the public to attend a screening of the one-hour highlight reel of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s landmark PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War at the WVIA Public Media Studios on both Tuesday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 30th. The screenings will be followed by a brief intermission with refreshments and then WVIA will host an hour-long panel discussion titled War Stories: Vietnam with Vietnam veterans that will be recorded for later broadcast.
Each day the schedule is as follows:
5:30pm – Doors Open
6pm – Free screening of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s upcomingThe Vietnam War documentary
7pm – Intermission / Refreshments
7:30pm – War Stories: Vietnam Panel Discussion
Q & A session hosted by Rock 107
Reservations are free but limited and will be distributed on a first come basis. Those interested in attending can reserve seats at WVIA.org or by calling Neil Prisco, WVIA Communications Director at 570-602-1144.
WVIA’s War Stories: Vietnam is a multi-platform initiative, which will air on WVIA-TV, WVIA-FM, WVIA.org and on WVIA’s social media channels. “Our hope is to engage our area and encourage community conversations on the Vietnam War by sharing the stories of local citizens who lived through the conflict,” said Tom Currá, WVIA President / CEO and Executive Producer.
More information on War Stories: Vietnam as well as additional videos can be found at WVIA.org.
The panel discussions will be filmed for television and will air on Friday, September 22nd and Friday, September 29th at 9pm respectively.
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