Ken Burns

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
September 6
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

On September 17, the highly anticipated new documentary by renowned director Ken Burns will air on PBS, capturing stories never before shared on film about the Vietnam War. A decade in the making, the immersive 10-part work features testimonies from 80 witnesses, extensive archival materials, original music by Trent Reznor and Yo-Yo Ma and more.

As a precursor to this historic broadcast, WQED is inviting the public to a free screening and panel discussion exploring Burns’ latest epic.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with opening remarks by Vietnam veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Rocky Bleier, followed by a special one-hour screening of highlights from The Vietnam War. Following the screening, Vietnam veteran, WQED producer and event emcee, Chris Moore will moderate a public panel discussion.

Joining the conversation will be: Thanh Armagost, with Friends of Danang and Surgicorps International; author and Veterans Breakfast Club Executive Director Todd DePastino; Vietnam anti-war organizer and Citizen Power President David Hughes; and Vietnam veteran and Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System therapist Michael Flournoy — who was a member of the 101st and the 82nd Airborne Division and the First Combat Aviation Brigade.

Register now.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.