MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT - Quad Cities PBS in partnership with the QC Vet Center will be hosting screenings of Ken Burns’ documentary “The Vietnam War” at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities on the following dates and times:

            Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm (Episode 1: Déjà Vu covering 1958-1961)

            Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm (Episode 2: Riding the Tiger 1961-1963)

            Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm (Episode 3: The River Styx –Jan 1964 to Dec 1965)

            Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm (Episode 4: Resolve – Jan 1966 to June 1967)

             Friday, September 29 at 7:00 pm (Episode 5: This is What We Do – July 1967 to Dec 1967)

Screenings will take place in Building A at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL in Room 222. Attendees should park in the West Parking Lot (near the building with the clock and where The Wall That Heals was displayed).

Snacks and drinks will be provided to those attending, and counselors from the QC Vet Center will be available, on site for veterans to talk to.

“We feel this is a good way for Vietnam Veterans to watch with other veterans and to have help available, should they need it,” said Michael Carton WQPT Director of Education and Outreach.

“The Vietnam War” airs on WQPT starting September 25 at 7:00 pm. Additionally, Episodes one through five will repeat on Saturday, September 30 beginning at 9:30 am. The week of October 2 features the last five episodes of the 18 hour documentary.

For more information visit  WQPT is a public media service of Western Illinois University.


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