Maryland Public Television will air 15 hours of programming to honor our military veterans and their families throughout November.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the public television network will air “Last Ring Home,” the story of Lt. Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring who found the way back 17 years after the soldier was held as a prisoner of war and killed. in World War II. This film will be shown at 10:30 p.m.
Airing earlier in the evening at 8 p.m., “After Action,” a film featuring in-depth interviews with veterans telling stories about life before, during, and after military service.
Additionally, MPT has partnered with 3 Penny Films, the United States Naval Academy Foundation, and Finnegan’s Wake Films to premiere “POW: Passing on Wisdom” at 9 p.m. on Veterans Day.
February 2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of the return of POWs from the Vietnam War. MPT’s broadcast of “POW: Passing on Wisdom” will mark the film’s domestic debut.
The film focuses on interviews with prisoners of war as they share their experiences of surviving imprisonment, post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth. It also examines how prisoners’ stories can help solve problems in today’s world.
MPT will also have other veteran-related productions available online, including “True North: Sailing to Salvation”, the story of a group of veterans who return home from duty and feel alienated from society but find a sense of belonging in a project with the Chesapeake Bay.
Another online production the network will feature is “Scattering CJ,” which tells the story of an avid travel veteran who committed suicide at age 20, prompting his mother to round up travelers to help CJ see the world. scattering his ashes everywhere. the globe.
Other films include ‘American Veteran’, ‘From Honor to Medal: The Story of Garlin M. Conner’, ‘Parables of War’, ‘Known but To God’ and the award-winning ‘Maryland Vietnam War’ production. Stories”.
For the full list of featured shows for the month, visit MPT website.