Maryland Public Television Recognizes Vietnam Vets
Maryland Public Television is airing a three-part series called Maryland Vietnam War Stories. Executive Producer Ken Day and his team spoke to more than 100 veterans and others who were in Vietnam some 50 years ago. Some of the veterans interviewed have never shared their Vietnam stories with anyone. The series airs May 24-26th at 8:00pm, coming by interesting coincidence right on the heels of President Barack Obama's landmark 3-day visit to Vietnam, May 22-24th.
Then, next month MPT is hosting a two-day event during Father’s Day weekend to welcome Vietnam Veterans from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and throughout the MPT viewing area. "LZ Maryland" will include exhibits and performances to recognize and celebrate the service of members from all branches of the military in one of our country’s most controversial and divisive military interventions.
Ken Day joins Tom in-studio to talk about these big projects, and why Vietnam still looms so large in the national psyche.