Press Releases


October 28, 2013

The Korean conflict is the "forgotten war" -- sandwiched between World War II and Vietnam. Millions of Americans were engaged during the War, including about 132,000 Wisconsinites. African Americans fought in Korea, and in every war the U.S. has entered, often sacrificing their lives for freedoms they have been denied. On Veteran's Day, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) will broadcast two special programs to recognize the sacrifices of Wisconsin veterans. VETERANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR honors Wisconsin veterans who served in the Korean War, and SOLDIERS' STORIES: A BLACK NOUVEAU SPECIAL profiles African-American veterans. Both specials will air on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

The Korean War did not end with victory as did World War II, nor did it stir the passions of our nation like Vietnam; yet it had a profound impact on the United States and the world. VETERANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR honors the 132,000 Wisconsin veterans of the Korean War, and explains the significance of the Korean War and its impact on the Cold War. MPTV interviews Korean War veterans, military historians, and travels with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C, as Milwaukee Korean veterans visit their national memorial.

In SOLDIERS' STORIES: A BLACK NOUVEAU SPECIAL, MPTV profiles three Wisconsin's African-American veterans. The program profiles a Korean War veteran who served as the State President of the Disabled American Veterans; a Vietnam War veteran who is one of the founders of the National Association for Black Veterans, a national organization headquartered in Milwaukee; and a female veteran who served in the National Guard.

MPTV was awarded the 2012 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's award for "Station of the Year", in recognition of its veterans-related programming. Two MPTV-produced specials, RETURN TO PEARL and FIELD OF HONOR, were also awarded first place in their respective categories.

VETERANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR will air on November 11 at 10:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2. SOLDIERS' STORIES: A BLACK NOUVEAU SPECIAL will air on November 11at 10:30 pm. and also be broadcast in BLACK NOUVEAU's regular timeslot on November 6 at 6:30 p.m., November 11 at 10:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2.

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, and seven additional digital television services. 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.

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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
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Julie Hill Lehr, Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement
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