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Join WVPT for screening of the premiere episode of The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns

Vinegar Hill Theater 
Sunday Sept. 17th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm FREE and open to the public

Dr. Clifford Haury, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Fine Arts & Social Sciences at Piedmont Virginia Community College, will speak about the Vietnam War and his personal experiences.
He is joined by Marc Selverstone who served as a consultant for the upcoming Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, providing sources and feedback on content. He is associate professor and chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Talks will be followed by a live screening of the premiere episode of the PBS film, THE VIETNAM WAR.

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The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns

Premieres Sunday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 7:30 p.m. for WVPT's locally-produced companion series
Vietnam: Reflections of War


WVPT Public Media presents Vietnam: Reflection of War Trailer

WVPT Public Media has produced a companion series Vietnam: Reflections of War.  Five episodes showcase the Vietnam War stories of our neighbors, our friends, our family. Our mission is to preserve the stories of the Shenandoah Valley and record our history before it slips away, but we can't do it without your support.

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Join WVPT Public Media for Special Vietnam War Remembrance Events in Charlottesville!

Exhibit honoring the servicemen of Charlottesville and Albemarle County - Friday, Sept 1
First Friday at CitySpace  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm • FREE and open to the public.
Opening of a month-long exhibit honoring the servicemen of Charlottesville and Albemarle who died during the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.  Their names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and on plaques at the Dogwood Vietnam Memorial in Charlottesville, VA. A preview trailer of the new PBS film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, THE VIETNAM WARwill be shown. This 10-part series tells the epic story of The Vietnam War and features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it.
American Legion Post #74 Honors Our Local Veterans - Sunday, Sept 3
CitySpace 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm • FREE and open to the public.
American Legion Post #74 will honor our local veterans and host a program aimed at helping children remember our fallen, missing and captured service members (at 4:00 pm). Veterans and their families (including grandchildren) and the community are invited.
Job Fair for Veterans and the Community - Wednesday, Sept 13
The Jefferson School, Carver Recreation Center 10:00 am – 2:00 pm • FREE and open to the public.
Job Fair for veterans and the community.  40+ businesses will be attending.  Bring your résumés and business cards!  Free parking. Pre-register online at:  www.charlottesville.org/jobcenter
UVA Department of Drama Readings from “A Piece of My Heart” - Friday, Sept 15
McLeod Hall Auditorium, UVA School of Nursing 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm • FREE and open to the public.
UVA Department of Drama will do readings from a play, “A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro, about five nurses who went to Vietnam.  The play will be followed by a panel of nurses who are veterans discussing their experiences.  Afterwards, there will be a reception in the McLeod Hall History Center, featuring an exhibit honoring the nurses who died during the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Screening of the movie, Forrest Gump (1994) - Saturday, Sept 16
The Paramount Theater 7:30 pm • Open to the public (ticket purchase required)
Screening of the movie, Forrest Gump (1994). After his college graduation, Gump enlists in the U.S. Army.  He is sent to Vietnam and, during an ambush, Forrest saves many of his platoon.  Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.  Throughout his life, he unwittingly participates in some of history’s most memorable moments.
Dr. Clifford Haury and Marc Selverstone Share their Experiences - Sunday, Sept 17
Vinegar Hill Theater 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm • FREE and open to the public
Dr. Clifford Haury, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Fine Arts & Social Sciences at Piedmont Virginia Community College, will speak about the Vietnam War and his personal experiences.
He is joined by Marc Selverstone who served as a consultant for the upcoming Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, providing sources and feedback on content. He is associate professor and chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Talks will be followed by a live screening of the premiere episode of the PBS film, THE VIETNAM WAR.

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