POV

  • 1988
  • TV Show
  • None

This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the controversial (`Live Free or Die,' about an abortion doctor). Whatever the subject, the most important criterion...

Season 24, Episode 14 Where Soldiers Come From

First Aired: November 10, 2011

Season 24 concludes with "Where Soldiers Come From," about three friends from Michigan's Upper Peninsula who join the National Guard after graduating high school. Heather Courtney's documentary follows them on their yearlong deployment in Afghanistan, where they sweep for roadside bombs; and then back home, where they adjust to civilian life and deal with the physical and emotional traumas of war. Also: the impact on parents, loved ones and friends when soldiers go off to war.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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