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PBS Nationwide Premiere for Veterans Day - POW: Passing On Wisdom

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:01 AM by The Stockdale Center

P.O.W.: Passing on Wisdom shares the inspirational stories of Vietnam prisoners of war as they recall their experiences in surviving imprisonment and explores how these experiences can be used as a guide for anyone dealing with contemporary life challenges.

As the 50th anniversary of the homecoming of the Vietnam prisoners of war approaches, the POWs who are interviewed express remarkable gratitude, having survived post-traumatic stress to achieve posttraumatic growth. They define themselves by the principles of leadership and camaraderie instilled at the Naval Academy and absorbed from their senior leaders during imprisonment. The film includes a look at USNA midshipmen in 2020, living through the challenge of a pandemic and applying the same principles as their Vietnam-era predecessors.

Maryland Public Television will premiere the film on November 11 at 9 p.m. and air an encore on Sunday, November 13 at 5pm. Both broadcasts are on MPT-HD. P.O.W.: Passing on Wisdom is also being presented nationally by Maryland Public Television through distribution by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

By special arrangement with the Naval Academy, you can view the film at the link below:

Special | 56m 59s


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