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MPTV CO-HOSTS EVENT TO HELP FIND PHOTOS OF WISCONSIN VIETNAM VETERANS

May 21, 2013


Milwaukee Public Television, Milwaukee Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television are partnering with Wisconsin veterans organizations and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to collect a photo of each of the 1,244 Wisconsinites listed on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The photos collected of these veterans will become part of the "Wall of Faces", a lasting tribute planned for the Vietnam Memorial Education Center near the mall in the nation's capital.

On Wednesday, May 29, these organizations are hosting a workshop at 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, located at 910 N. Old World 3rd Street. The event is open to the public, and information will be presented regarding how to get involved in the "Wall of Faces" project. Speakers include author and Vietnam Veteran Doug Bradley, who will share stories of his service, and Jeffrey Potter, WPR Marketing Director, who will provide information on how to find photos and get involved.

Space is limited. Attendees can register online at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7gkd3dg2b17e286&oseq=&c=&ch=.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two high definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, seven additional digital television services, the popular mptv.org website, community education and engagement projects throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and the monthly magazine Fine Tuning. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The stations are watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.

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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
E: haertled@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518