APPLETON, Minn. — Nonprofits throughout western and southwestern Minnesota rely on Give to the Max Day to bring in much needed donations to sustain important work. Pioneer Public Television is hoping to raise $3,000 by November 16, 2017 to continue the work it has been doing to sponsor dialogues with Vietnam veterans in greater Minnesota. To donate visit: https://givemn.org/organization/Pioneer-Public-Tv.
Appleton, Minn. -- Pioneer Public Television has collected and recorded stories from area Vietnam War veterans for a local documentary to be shown in advance of the national release of THE VIETNAM WAR by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Advance screening and discussions of THE VIETNAM WAR from PBS' Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to be shown in Willmar, August 24
An advance screening of THE VIETNAM WAR documentary on PBS will be shown in Willmar in the Multi Purpose Room at the Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services Building from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on August 24. The event will feature small group discussions after the screening. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are appreciated to the Kandiyohi County Veterans Service Office at 320-231-6226. For more information about the event, contact Kayla Hawkinson at 320-289-2926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance screenings and discussions of THE VIETNAM WAR from PBS' Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to be shown in Willmar, Milbank and Marshall
Advance screenings of THE VIETNAM WAR documentary from PBS will be shown in Willmar at the Kandiyohi Government Center on August 24, at the Milbank High School on September 7 and at the SMSU Conference Center in Marshall on September 12. All of the screenings will be held between 5:30 and 9 p.m. and will feature small group discussions after the screenings. Refreshments will be served and the events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Moore of Pioneer Public Television at 320-289-2622 or email@example.com.
THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick set to air nationwide on PBS on September 17 - 23. THE VIETNAM WAR will feature testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including Americans who fought in the war, others who opposed it and Vietnamese combatants and civilians from many different perspectives.
Segments of THE VIETNAM WAR will form the basis of facilitated dialogues carried out with assistance from the Minnesota Humanities Center, the South Dakota Humanities Council, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, local veterans service offices and several other local partners.
The times and listings of each screening event, with local contact information are:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Kandiyohi Health and Human Services Building
2200 23rd St NE #1020, Willmar, Minnesota
Kandiyohi County Veterans Service Office
RSVP's not necessary, but welcomed: PreviewTheVietnamWarWillmar.eventbrite.com
Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Milbank High School Theater
1001 E. Park Ave, Milbank South Dakota
Grant County South Dakota Veterans Service Office
RSVP's not necessary, but welcomed: PreviewTheVietnamWarMilbank.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center
1501 State St, Marshall, MN
Regional Veterans Service Coordinator
RSVP's not necessary, but welcomed: PreviewTheVietnamWarSMSU.eventbrite.com
Pioneer Public Television is also in the process of collecting and recording stories from area Vietnam War veterans who are interested in sharing their stories. If you or someone you know are interested in telling a Vietnam story, contact Timothy Bakken at 320-289-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for these events is being provided by contributions from the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 2008 and by the Blandin Foundation.
About Pioneer Public Television
Pioneer Public TV is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. The station can be viewed over the air on KWCM Channel 10 in Appleton, KSMN Channel 20 in Worthington and K49FA in Fergus Falls as well as on dozens of cable channels and on satellite channels.