A Minnesota PBS Initiative
Pioneer Public Television
KEY STATION INITIATIVES
Pioneer Public Television (Granite Falls/Appleton, MN) is one of the six PBS stations in Minnesota collaborating to highlight the state’s untold Vietnam War stories through the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative.
VIETNAM REMEMBERED: WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA | 30-minute documentary
This documentary features stories from local Vietnam War veterans as part of the statewide Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative, a year-long effort to inspire Minnesotans to share and remember their Vietnam War experiences.
VIETNAM REMEMBERED: INTERVIEW SHORTS | series of short interviews
Web exclusives created as part of Vietnam Remembered: Western and Southwestern Minnesota. Features stories from Minnesotans affected by the Vietnam War.
Pioneer hosted five screening events in Willmar, Milbank, Appleton, Marshall and Worthington. In total more than 500 people attended these events — mostly veterans and their families. The station held roundtable discussions after the events facilitated by veterans from the Gulf War and Afghanistan war.
To put on the events, Pioneer partnered with the Minnesota Humanities Center, the South Dakota Humanities Commission, Minnesota Office of Veterans Affairs, SMSU, Minnesota West and local county Veterans Service Offices.
In addition to eight veterans that were featured in the 30 minute broadcast Vietnam Remembered: Interviews with Western and Southwestern Minnesota Veterans, Pioneer worked with students at SMSU to create nine additional web only interviews of veterans that have all been posted to the Story Wall.
Pioneer is collaborating with the libraries of Elbow Lake and Marshall Minnesota to host additional screenings and discussions.
The initiative’s series of original content, public screenings, story gatherings, and commemorative events seek to more fully remember, honor, and understand the Vietnam War experience. To learn more about any upcoming events throughout the state, visit the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam events page.