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 Baron

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...