The Embracing Our Military initiative led by WQPT-Quad Cities PBS will convene local groups to raise awareness of important issues to the military community. It will be an on-going community based dialog through 2015. Look for special events and programming each and every month that promotes this proejct. In cooperationg with numerous community partners, we will continue to be a welcoming place for our military members, veterans and their families.
Thorugh the Embracing Our Military inititaive, WQPT will: 1) increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources and 2) raise the visibility of the military community at the Rock Island Arsenal in the greater Quad Cities area. Through on-air programming, events, and collaborations with like-minded organizations WQPT will create a region-wide dialogue about the essential contributions the military and veterans population make toward the prosperity of its community. This initiative will be November 2013-December 2015.
Upcoming Programming on WQPT-Quad Cities PBS
Each month WQPT-Quad Cities PBS will feature programming connected to military members, partners and the Rock Island Arsenal. Tune in to catch locally produced programs such as
Monday, March 17 10:00 p.m.
Eisenhower's Secret War
The Lure of the Presidency A look at the movement to draft Dwight Eisenhower as the Republican candidate for president in 1952.
Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
An intricate international plan of rescue that saved 1,300 Jews during World
War II is chronicled.
Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. T. Moffatt Burris and the Crossing
Moffatt Burriss’ heroic actions in Operation Market Garden during World War II are detailed.
Tuesday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. Charles Murray, Defining a Hero
The heroic World War II experiences of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
Please submit your community events by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our Embracing Our Military donors and partners for investing to make this initiative possible.
You can get involved! WQPT has structured its partnerships to clarify expectations and to allow for involvemenet at different levels. WQPT will target groups and companies that are supportive of active duty, retired military, veterans and their families. To become a supportive, collaborative, media or financial partner, contact Jamie Lange at (309) 764-2400 or email@example.com.