American Veteran: The Return On-Demand

American Veteran: The Return On-Demand

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Hollywood war stories seem to end with the hero’s triumphant return, but in reality, the road back to civilian life is often less certain. Watch On-Demand

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The Return, part three of American Veteran, aired Tuesday, November 9 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. For some, there were ticker-tape parades; for others, protests, anger, and silence. Some veterans recall the confidence they brought home, while others remember thinking, “What am I going to do now?” Hosted by Wes Studi.

The American Veteran production team, led by Insignia Films, interviewed a diverse group of nearly 50 veterans— young and old, enlisted and officers, men and women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those whose service left them with physical disabilities or PTSD. In each episode, veterans reflect on and share their personal experiences in the military, from boot camp to service in war and peacetime to return to civilian life.


The broadcast of the American Veteran series is made possible locally with support from: