PBS Documentary

PBS Documentary

Broadcasting in most cities on November 6 at 9 or 10PM on PBS’ Stories of Service

Other dates may be 11/11, 11/12 or 11/13.  Check your local PBS station to find out when it will air in your city.

‘VA: THE HUMAN COST OF WAR’ FOCUSING ON THE HISTORY, FAILURES, AND SUCCESSES OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

A documentary by Steeplechase Films & Ric Burns

Broadcasting in most cities on November 6 at 9 or 10PM on PBS’ Stories of Service

Other dates may be 11/11, 11/12 or 11/13.  Check your local PBS station to find out when it will air in your city.

In San Diego it will be shown on KPBS 11/13 at 10PM.

VA: The Human Cost of War (it may be titled “The VA and the Human Cost of War) takes a broad look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – examining the organization’s history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans.  Told through a series of personal stories from veterans and intertwined with deep historical and political analysis from leading scholars and elected officials, the film illustrates the key ways in which the VA, and we as a society, fail our veterans, who, according to Department of Veterans Affairs research, continue to commit suicide at the harrowing rate of 20 veterans per day.

The program features interviews with key figures such as:  Dr. David J. Shulkin, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Beto O’Rourke, U.S. Representative, Texas’ 16th District, Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Paul Rieckhoff, First Lieutenant U.S. Army, Ret., Founder and CEO of IAVA; Seth Mouton, Officer Marine Corps, Ret., U.S. Representative, Massachusetts’ 6th District; Linda J. Bilmes, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University; and Jean and Howard Somers, the parents of Daniel Somers, a retired Army Intelligence Officer who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and completed suicide on June 10, 2013.

Please tune in.  For more information please contact Bonnie Lafave, Producer,

At blafave@steeplechasefilms.com or 212-724-8350