Women veterans focus of new Arkansas PBS special premiering Thursday, Nov. 10


‘Honor. Service. Duty.’ connects women veterans with resources, services

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will recognize the contribution of women in the military and help connect these veterans with resources and services during the special program “Honor. Service. Duty.: Arkansas Women Veterans” premiering Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.

Christina Muñoz will host this discussion on the issues women veterans face, such as not feeling a part of the military community, mental health, feeling invisible, homelessness, PTSD and more. Panelists include: Gina Chandler, assistant director for Veteran Services, Department of Veteran Affairs; Col. Erica Ingram, chief of staff, Department of Veteran Affairs; Dawn West-Rosado, former social worker at Veterans Health Administration; and Dr. Estella Morris, Central Arkansas Healthcare System.

Special segments will include:

  • A history of women in the military.
  • Veteran homelessness.
  • Resources available from AARP, including health and family resources for women over 50.
  • Statistics of women in the military experiencing sexual assault.
  • Excerpts from the film “Lioness,” which tells the story of the first women soldiers to be sent into direct ground combat. Featured in “Lioness” is Specialist Shannon Morgan, an Arkansan and former Army Mechanic serving also as a Marine Automatic Gunner.

Arkansas PBS will air an encore of the “Honor. Service. Duty.” on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., followed by “Elvis and the USS Arizona,” which tells the surprising story of how one of music's biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor, at 9 p.m. Additionally, Arkansas PBS has created a YouTube playlist featuring veterans specials at bit.ly/arkansasveterans.

“Honor. Service. Duty.: Arkansas Women Veterans” was made possible, in part, by AARP Arkansas.

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watch, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain), KETS (Forrest City) and KETS (Gaither).