The Draft

The Draft

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Captain Lancaster giving the oath of enlistment at Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn.

Credit: Courtesy of Partisan Pictures

Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.

The question of who serves in America’s military has shaped battle strategy and foreign policy and stranded Americans in uniform for years on distant battlefields. From the Civil War to the conflicts of the Vietnam era, forced military service has torn the nation apart — and sometimes, as in WWII, united Americans in a common purpose. Hear how a single, controversial issue continues to define America. The Draft airs Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Veterans Connections:

To draw awareness to the issues of local veterans, WXXI and the Little Theatre convened a Veterans Affairs Task Force to identify the most pressing needs and issues facing veterans and their families in the Greater Rochester area and to make recommendations about ways that WXXI/Little programming and outreach can help address those needs.