Veterans Day Programs

Milwaukee PBS Veterans Day Programming
Honoring Those Who Served and Sacrificed

Milwaukee PBS is a proud supporter of the brave men and women who serve our nation's military. To show our immense gratitude to those who have selflessly defended our country, Milwaukee PBS is proud to honor Veteran's Day, November 11th, by airing military themed programs throughout the month of November.

Local Programming

Tune in to Milwaukee PBS Presents on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM for in-depth stories honoring our community's veterans.

Black Nouveau

Black Nouveau celebrates Veterans Day with a salute to local Vietnam Veterans. Tune in for that and more segments honoring Milwaukee's African American community.

Premieres Thursday, November 2 at 9:00 PM on Milwaukee PBS channel 10.


Patricia Gomez takes a look at the Vietnam War from the perspective of Wisconsin Latino Veterans. Hispanic veterans explain the rejection they faced during the war and how it led them to choose to keep their experiences private.

Premieres Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 PM on Milwaukee PBS channel 10.


Join us for a look at the life of Ann Fritsch, an inspiring ninety-year-old veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. We join the retired Army Colonel and physical therapist as she takes the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit the National Vietnam Memorial.

Premieres Thursday, November 16 at 9:00 PM on Milwaukee PBS channel 10.

National Progams

The Vietnam War Continues

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Tuesday Nights at 8:00 PM
Milwaukee PBS Channel 10

VA: The Human Cost of War

Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms.

Monday, November 6 at 9:00 PM
Milwaukee PBS Channel 10


The Great Escape

Based on the incredible true story, a rag-tag group of allied soldiers dig an escape tunnel to break themselves out of a Nazi prison camp. Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.

Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
Milwaukee PBS Channel 36


The Ghost Army

The true story is told of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and visual illusions during the World War II. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops staged a traveling road show of deception designed to con the Germans right on the front lines. From Normandy to the Rhine, they conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Some would go on to become famous, including fashion designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelley and photographer Art Kane.

Monday, November 13 at 11:00 PM
Milwaukee PBS Channel 10

Projections of America: Movies In Wartime

During the darkest hour of World War II, a team of idealistic filmmakers hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. As Allied forces liberated Western Europe, their military campaign was accompanied by a vast propaganda effort that centered around 26 short documentaries about American life targeted at the newly liberated populations.

Wednesday, November 22 at 9:00 PM
Milwaukee PBS Channel 36