Operation Homecoming Film to Debut on PBS in April 2007
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, part of a series of films entitled "America at a Crossroads" that explore the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world, will premier on PBS in April 2007.
The film is based on the Random House book Operation Homecoming, which is the result of a major initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Arts to bring distinguished writers to military bases and inspire U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families to record their wartime experiences.
During this initiative, encouraged by such authors as Tom Clancy, Mark Bowden, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, Jeff Shaara, and Marilyn Nelson, American military personnel and their loved ones wrote candidly about what they saw, heard, and felt while in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as on the home front.
Click here to read an excerpt of Operation Homecoming.
For more information on the film, click here.
To read more about the NEA initiative, click here.