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American Veteran: The Reckoning (S1EP4 PBS Tues 16 Nov 2021)

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"The Reckoning: Those who went into the service and those who did not, we are two different realities," a veteran decides. But there are differences from veteran to veteran.  Some like "Thank you for your service"; others wonder if the thanks are just "bumper-sticker deep."  Veterans reflecting on their service ask how we – veterans and civilians – can move America forward together.  Hosted by J. R. Martinez, Iraq War Army veteran, actor, and motivational speaker. 

Airdate: Tues 16 Nov 2021 at 21:00 on PBS

Season 1 Episode 4

American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an unfamiliar culture.