For Veteran’s Day, Need to Know dedicates the entire half-hour to exploring the economic and emotional difficulties many U.S. troops face once they return home.
First, we take a look at the hardships our veterans endure years after their tours of duty. Because many troops enlist before they go to college, they often find it difficult to find or keep jobs, and some end up losing their homes. Then, documentarian Sebastian Junger proposes a way to help veterans who struggle with the painful memories of civilian deaths: a memorial to the victims of American wars.
And finally, essayist Marcos Villatoro profiles a housekeeper whose son is fighting in Iraq, as part of our ongoing series “American Voices.” Maria Hinojosa hosts. Check your local listings for details.
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