Tribune Broadcasting Stations To Air “Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans”

Tribune Broadcasting Stations To Air “Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans”

Special honors the sacrifice made by our servicemen and women during and after the Vietnam War

“Thank you for your service.” Five simple words that were never heard by many of the millions of Americans who served during the Vietnam War.  The Unites States’ involvement in Southeast Asia escalated 50 years ago and more than 58,000 Americans lost their lives in our country’s most divisive war. For those Veterans who did return home, many still bear the scars; physical, emotional and psychological.

Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO), today announced it will air Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans, a 60-minute documentary special honoring the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women and their families during and since that conflict. Beginning Saturday, November 7, Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans will air across the US in all 33 of Tribune’s markets. In addition, Tribune Broadcast stations will air segments highlighting local veterans in their individual newscasts in the days surrounding Veterans Day.

“We believe this generation of American heroes did not get the welcome home they deserved,” said Bart Feder, SVP of News for Tribune Broadcasting. “We asked our award-winning journalists across the country to help give voice to the stories of our Vietnam Vets and the result is a compelling and poignant national documentary hour and special series in every one of our markets.”

Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans was created in house by Tribune Broadcasting’s stations and features the following segments and interviews:

  • Decorated war correspondent and award winning journalist Joe Galloway who shares the compelling stories he’s uncovered through the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative project, an oral history project for the Department of Defense.
  • Untold Stories follows the emotional return to Vietnam by a group of vets and their wives; a journey filled with both painful memories and remarkable healing.
  • Colonel Murphy Neal Jones, who was held as a POW for nearly 7 years and his struggle to return home.
  • Fighting survivor’s guilt and the invisible wounds of PTSD – to this day, at least half a million Vietnam vets  STILL suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and rates of divorce, suicide, and alcohol and drug addiction are markedly higher among veterans. Untold Stories profiles two of these soldiers who are still fighting that battle every day.
  • Untold Stories shares the pain and resilience of a mother who, until recently, was unable to speak proudly about her son after his death in Vietnam. She’s now a Gold Star Mother finding comfort in other moms and her son’s legacy.
  • Like many young men growing up in the 60’s, Jerry “Doc” Schuebel got his college acceptance and Uncle Sam letters in the same week. He never imagined it would take a war for him to meet baseball star Ernie Banks.
  • Three friends, who signed up for the draft together, went through training and flew over to Vietnam side-by-side, were eventually split up on separate missions. Untold Stories follows the journey of their friendship through devastating events and the letters they wrote to each other during their time overseas.

The full special will be available online at SalutingOurVietnamVeterans.com on November 7th.

All 33 of Tribune’s markets will be airing the special (Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, November 15)

Market Station Date/Time
New York WPIX Sat, 11/7, 7p
Los Angeles KTLA Sun, 11/8, 8p
Chicago WGN Sat, 11/7, 8p
Philadelphia WPHL Sat, 11/7, 6p
Dallas KDAF Sat, 11/7, 6p
Washington, DC WDCW Sat, 11/7, 6p
Houston KIAH Sat, 11/7, 6p
Seattle KCPQ Sun, 11/8, 6p
Miami WSFL Sun, 11/8, 5p
Denver KDVR Sun, 11/8, 4p
Cleveland WJW Sun, 11/15 3p
Sacramento KTXL Sun, 11/8, 5:30p
St. Louis KPLR Sat, 11/7, 6p
Portland KRCW Sat, 11/7, 5p
Indianapolis WXIN Sun, 11/8, 6p
San Diego KSWB Sun, 11/8, 6p
Hartford WCCT Sun, 11/8, 6p
WTIC Sun, 11/8, 1p
Kansas City WDAF Sun, 11/8, 4p
Salt Lake City KSTU Sun, 11/8, 4p
Milwaukee WITI Sat, 11/7, 12n
Grand Rapids WXMI Sun, 11/8, 6p
Norfolk WGNT Sat, 11/7, 6p
Oklahoma City KAUT Sun, 11/8, 6p
Harrisburg WPMT Wed, 11/11, 6p
Greensboro WGHP Tues, 11/10, 2a
Memphis WREG Wed, 11/11, 1:37a
New Orleans WGNO Sun, 11/8, 4p
Wilkes-Barre WNEP Sun 11/8, 5p
Richmond WTVR Sun, 11/8, 11:35p
Des Moines WHO Sun, 11/8, 12:40a
Huntsville WHNT Wed, 11/11, 12:35a
Davenport WQAD Sun, 11/8, 4p
Ft. Smith KXNW Sat, 11/7, 6p

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