November 6, 2009
Update: THE GOOD SOLDIER won an Emmy Award!
As America prepares to observe Veterans Day and President Obama weighs sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL broadcasts a powerful documentary about the impact on soldiers of learning to kill or be killed. THE GOOD SOLDIER
follows four veterans one from World War II, two from Vietnam, and the fourth from Iraq as they reveal how the experiences of battle changed their lives. Watch a preview below.
Find out more about the film and theatrical release locations and dates at thegoodsoldier.com
PLEASE NOTE: Due to rights restrictions we will not be able to stream THE GOOD SOLDIER in its entirety online.
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The JOURNAL on War
View a collection of JOURNAL stories on foreign affairs, war, and veterans' issues. (Stand-alone player)
POV's "The Way We Get By
POV's "The Way We Get By" Tells the Stories Behind the Famous "Troop Greeters" of Bangor, Maine, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 (check local listings
Body of War
Enter the story of Iraq war veteran Tomas Young who was shot and paralyzed less than a week into his tour of duty. Three years in the making, BODY OF WAR tells the poignant tale of the young man's journey from joining the service after 9/11 to fight in Afghanistan, to living with devastating wounds after being deployed to Iraq instead. (May 30, 2008)
NOW on PBS: "Veterans of PTSD"
NOW looks at how America's newest crop of returning soldiers is coping with the emotional scars of war, and some new and innovative treatments for them.