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HV012- For the Fallen

From: Hearing Voices
Series: Hearing Voices
Length: 54:00

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For Memorial Day, the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.

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Host: Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades:

We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: "."

We hear interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane.

And we attend the daily "Last Post" ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren).

Piece Description

Host: Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades:

We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: "."

We hear interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane.

And we attend the daily "Last Post" ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren).

Timing and Cues

Billboard 1:00
Segment A 23:00
Break 1:00
Segment B 29:00
Promo 0:30

Promo Copy (0:15):
[This week] [Coming up] on Hearing Voices, For the Fallen: For Memorial Day. Green Beret and poet, Major Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades. That's Hearing Voices, [time], here on [station].

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Green Beret and poet, Major Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades: We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience." We hear interviews from StoryCorps, an essay from This I Believe, and the sounds of a Military Honor Guard, recorded by Charles Lane. And we attend the daily "Last Post" ceremony by Belgian veterans honoring the WWI British soldiers who died defending a small town in western Belgium (produced by Marjorie Van Halteren).

OUTRO:

Additional Credits

Funder: CPB, NEA
http://hearingvoices.com/series/

Related Website

http://hearingvoices.com/news/2008/05/hv012-for-the-fallen/