Memorial Day Programming

Posted on May 19, 2020

Austin PBS remembers our fallen U.S. military members for Memorial Day 2020.

Pearl Harbor – Into the Arizona
An expedition to the lower decks of the USS Arizona, the first to explore the inside of the ship since it sank during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. on Austin PBS

The Registry
The history of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service, and its recruitment of Japanese Americans from internment camps to help defeat Japan during World War II.
Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. on Austin PBS

The Greatest Bond
Four veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder travel to a prison in Gatesville, Texas, to be paired with service dogs that have been trained by female inmates.
Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m. on Q

Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
This documentary made by local Austin filmmakers explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers — combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the patrol dogs. These highly trained dogs are saving soldiers' lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection.
Sunday, May 24 at 6:59 p.m. on Q

National Memorial Day Concert
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise return to co-host the 31st anniversary broadcast of the annual concert honoring the men and women of the U.S. armed forces. The night of remembrance includes personal stories interwoven with musical performances, along with a tribute to workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Austin PBS

Memorial Day At-Home Learning

Peg + Cat The George Washington Problem; The High Noon Problem
Peg and Cat face Bad Jack in a showdown at high noon.
Monday, May 25 at 6:30 a.m. on Austin PBS

10 Monuments That Changed America
Original American monuments and the stories behind American favorites, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Confederate solider monuments.
Monday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. on Austin PBS

The Last Ring Home
A World War II hero's last wish was lost, found, fulfilled and lost again.
Monday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. on Austin PBS

USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter
The wreck of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, which sank during World War II, is discovered 18,000 feet below the Philippine Sea.
Monday, May 25 at 2 p.m. on Austin PBS

Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fiere
The battle to secure La Fiere bridge, a critical route inland for allied forces invading France on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Monday, May 25 at 3:30 p.m. on Austin PBS