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WSRE award-winning production “They Were Our Fathers” will air nationally on the World Channel related film “The 2 Sides Project” premieres Veterans Day on WSRE

Posted by Mary Riker on

PENSACOLA, Fla., November 3, 2017 –The 2016 WSRE production, “They Were Our Fathers,” will air on WORLD Channel’s national broadcast this month. The documentary has also been picked up by PBS member stations throughout the nation via a feed from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.

“They Were Our Fathers” documents the stories of Gold Star children who lost their fathers in service during the Vietnam War.

Many PBS stations aired the film in conjunction with the September premiere of “The Vietnam War,” the mega-documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and have also included it in their Veterans Day program schedule.

Locally, it will air on WSRE (over-the-air Channel 23.1) at 8 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 9. It is scheduled on WSRE WORLD (over-the-air Channel 23.2) at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 5 and again at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

This time last year, the film was screened as part of the Veterans Day observance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and streamed by the PBS “Stories of Service” online series. It was also screened at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and won a 2017 People’s Silver Telly Award for production excellence and distinction in creative work.

“The 2 Sides Project,” a related documentary by Istrico Productions that was screened at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio in September, premieres on WSRE at 6 p.m. on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 2 Sides Project founder, Margot Carlson Delogne—a subject of the film—will appear on “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.

“The 2 Sides Project” follows the journey of six Gold Star Americans, who lost their fathers in service during the Vietnam War, as they discovered a country and a people with a shared history and common grief. In Vietnam, they met more than 20 Vietnamese sons and daughters whose fathers also died in the war, fighting for the opposite side.

Media Contact:
Mary Riker
mriker@wsre.org