CPTV to Premiere a New Three-Part Series - Coming Back with Wes Moore
CPTV to Premiere a New Three-Part Series That Personalizes the Experiences of Returning Veterans – Coming Back with Wes Moore
Airs on CPTV Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Beginning May 13
Part Two Is Slated to Air on Tuesday, May 20 and Part Three on Tuesday, May 27
HARTFORD, Conn. (April 25, 2014) – Coming Back with Wes Moore, a new series on issues impacting veterans returning home from war, will air on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning May 13. The series showcases best-selling author and Army combat veteran Wes Moore on a search for answers to some of the most difficult questions related to returning from war. Follow his incredible journey, which takes him deep into the personal lives of soldiers reintegrating back into society.
“As a nation coming off of two of the longest wars in our history, we need to consider what deployment means to the men and women who have left their home lives behind in service to their country,” said Moore, executive producer at Omari Productions and series host. “While the challenges our veterans face are real, the talent, character and dedication to service that their return presents to their communities are just as potent. This series will highlight some of these national treasures and what they mean to our future.”
Coming Back with Wes Moore tells the personal stories of U.S. veterans, the challenges they face readjusting to life at home and their courageous efforts to overcome obstacles in the quest to forge lives of meaningful service in their communities after coming home from service in the Armed Forces.
The project showcases women and men who are finding solutions for change and growth in their own lives as well as in their communities. They're going back to school, starting businesses, speaking out publicly and running for office. These are powerful, surprising and emotional stories of veterans as they conquer their demons, regain strength and take leadership roles in their families, communities and nation.
Parts two and three of Coming Back with Wes Moore will air on May 20 and May 27, respectively, at 8 p.m. on CPTV.
***** “Coming Back with Wes Moore” is part of the CPTV and WNPR Coming Home Project, a special series about the issues veterans face when they return home after serving in the armed forces. The Coming Home Project is made possible by Oak Hill, provider of services and solutions for people with disabilities. For more in the initiative, visit CPTV.org, keywords: Coming Home.*****
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The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit CPTV.org.