Vietnam War Documentary Produced by Idahoans the Topic of Nov. 8 DIALOGUE

Idaho PTV PRESS RELEASE — Friday, November 1, 2013
— Airs Friday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats Sunday, November 10, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT
The Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor documentary: Idaho Public Television’s World Channel Sunday, November 10, at 8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT.

To coincide with Veterans Day, DIALOGUE host Marcia Franklin talks with husband and wife filmmakers Ken and Betty Rodgers of Eagle. Their recent production Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor is a documentary about the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam. The two are joined by California resident Steve Wiese, a veteran of Khe Sanh.

The film chronicles the experiences of members of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, which fought at Khe Sanh in what would become the longest siege of the Vietnam War. Both Ken Rodgers and Wiese are former Marines and were members of Bravo Company.

In her DIALOGUE discussion, Franklin talks with Ken and Betty Rodgers about why they wanted to produce the documentary and what they hope viewers will learn from it. Franklin also talks with Wiese about his experiences at Khe Sanh, and what has helped him overcome the traumas he experienced.

In a Web extra available online, Franklin and her guests continue their discussion about the film, focusing on how it was produced.

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