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John Sacret Young, 1946-2021

June 24, 2021

John Sacret Young, the writer and TV and movie producer best known for being the co-creator of the pioneering TV show, China Beach, died June 3 at age 75 from brain cancer. Young and William Broyles Jr.--a…

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National Memorial Day Concert to feature Diane Carlson Evans

May 29, 2021

This year's National Memorial Day Concert, which airs on PBS stations nationwide at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, May 30, includes a tribute to  American nurses who served in the Vietnam War. Among those…

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Mark Glamack, 1947-2020

June 25, 2020

Mark Glamack, one of Hollywood's top animators, and a Vietnam War veteran, died May 29 at age 73. He was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam, and died of complications of…

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‘Bosch’ Season Five is Streaming

April 24, 2019

The fifth season of the detective/thriller series Bosch started streaming on Amazon Prime Video last week.  Bosch is based on the twenty-one best-selling and brilliant Harry Bosch novels written by Michael Connelly, starting with The Black Echo…

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Tim O’Brien on the Vietnam War and Season III of ‘This is Us’

March 27, 2019

Last summer we reported on the fact that the award-winning novelist Tim (The Things They Carried) O'Brien, was hired to consult on the upcoming third season of the popular NBC-TV family drama, This is Us.  That…

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NBC’s ‘This is Us’ and the Vietnam War

July 11, 2018

It looks as though the upcoming third season of the NBC-TV family drama, This Is Us, will have a significant Vietnam War theme. That's because NBC just announced that the acclaimed novelist Tim (The Things They Carried,…

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The Ken Burns Documentary – A Review

September 16, 2017

By Marc Leepson Arts Editor and Senior Writer, The VVA Veteran Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. That’s what I knew about “The Vietnam War,” the…

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New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke

November 2, 2015

Richard Holbrooke was an important voice in U.S. foreign policy from his first State Department assignment in 1963 as a civilian AID worker in South Vietnam until his death in 2010. Along the way, he…

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Documentary Query – ‘American Platoon’ Doc

June 29, 2015

All3Media, a production company that specializes in "unscripted and documentary style programming shedding positive light to our unsung heroes and the storytelling process, " is working on a new cable TV doc called American Platoon…

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Big Veterans Day Concert on the Mall in D.C.

October 15, 2014

HBO has been a long-time supporter of America's veterans. The giant pay cable network continues that admirable endeavor with its sponsorship of what promises to be a memorable live concert on Veterans Day, November 11.…

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