Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Disabled Veterans Sought for PBS Documentary

A PBS station that is developing a historical TV documentary about public attitudes toward disability wants to find veterans from different wars who are willing to talk about their experience of coming home as a vet with disabilities.

We want to profile vets from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq-Afghanistan to see if disabled vets in different time periods have experienced different reactions. We’re interested in your experiences looking for work as a disabled vet, and attitudes from neighbours and people in general, as you re-integrated into your community.

Did disabled vets in the 1940s and ’50s have a different experience from Vietnam vets in the 1970s? Do Iraq-Afghanistan vets come back to another kind of experience?

If you are willing to talk about your experience for our film, please contact the researcher by email for more details. Mary Malone, Researcher, “I’m Not Broken” (working title), a documentary about disability in America: images, rights and realities for Illinois Public Media (WILL), the PBS affiliate in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. Tel: 519-432-7395; email:; website - Illinois Public Media :

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