Daily Archives: March 26, 2018

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Yellow Stars of Tolerance

Documents a project to preserve yellow stars that were painted during the Holocaust on a synagogue exterior wall in Normandy, France. Intended to serve as a testament to that terrible chapter of history and a reminder of the dangers of intolerance, the recent, tragic increase in anti-Semitism in France gives this story current significance.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 9, 2018 at 1:00 am (1 hour long)

Second Opinion “Overdose: Inside the Epidemic”

A panel of experts discuss the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment. Just eight weeks after their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story in this one-hour special, Second Opinion—Overdose: Inside the Epidemic. They tell their very personal experience of Patrick’s decline from alcohol and marijuana use, into opioid and heroin addiction.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm (1 hour long)

There and Back

In July 2015, retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and ex-POW, Charlie Plumb returned to Vietnam with artist and writer John Mollison. Plumb spent nearly six years in the North Vietnamese prison system. “There. And Back” chronicles Charlie’s return to former enemies and places.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 9, 2018 at 2:30 am (1/2 hour long)

In Their Words: Songwriting with Soldiers

Learn how creative experiences can help heal military with post-traumatic stress. The recovery process for active duty US soldiers and veterans can seem out of reach, at times leading to attempted suicide and death. Follow how one group of volunteers and professional songwriters work with soldiers to offer an immersive retreat for them to write songs about their military experience and even a chance at healing.

Airs on WXXI-TV April 9, 2018 at 2:00 am (1/2 hour long)