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Special Memorial Day weekend programming on Pioneer PBS
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Bill Strusinski and Judge Barry Anderson

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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — On Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m., Pioneer PBS will air a special interview with author Bill Strusinski about his new book Care Under Fire which details his experiences as a combat medic in the Vietnam War.Your Legislators host Judge Barry Anderson interviews Strusinski about his days as a teenager entering the chaos and danger of the war, his development as an individual and his path to a fuller life. Today Strusinski is a highly distinguished senior lobbyist at the Minnesota State Capitol with more than 40 years of lobbying experience. Care Under Fire Author Interview will be rebroadcast onMonday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday June 3 at 9 p.m.

The interview will also be available for online viewing through the station’s website:

Then, at 7 p.m on May 30, 2021, Pioneer PBS will broadcast the National Memorial Day Concert hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise with the National Symphony Orchestra and dozens of special guests including General Colin Powell, Gladys Knight, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and many more. The program will include a tribute to the heroic American nurses of the Vietnam War and a 20th anniversary remembrance of 9/11.

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