Coming Back with Wes Moore

May 19, 2014
8:00pm Eastern Time
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Thanks for joining us for this OVEE screening of the first episode of the new PBS series COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE. We're joined by panelists Stacy Pearsall of the Veterans' Portrait Project (featured in the film), and Dana Hendrickson, Director of Outreach & Advocacy for the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. We invite you to chat live with us throughout the screening with your questions and reactions to this show.

Episode 2 of COMING BACK airs Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8 PM. Episode 3 airs Tuesday, May 27 at 8 PM

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Video Description

Episode 1 | Coming Back

Learn why some veterans easily reintegrate into society after deployment and why some struggle. Wes’ journey begins with Brian Collins, one of his oldest friends and a fellow officer. Last year, Brian abruptly took his own life. The questions surrounding this tragedy initiate Wes’ desire to learn more about why some can get on with their lives, while some cannot.

54min 41sec


  • Faith Wachter

    Faith has directed the community engagement efforts of Maryland Public Television (MPT) since 2000. She also leads MPT's social media marketing. Faith has been recognized for her work in the community with a number of awards, including a regional Emmy nomination and a Silver Communicator Award of Distinction.


  • Stacy Pearsall

    Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Now combat disabled and retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as a freelance photographer, and is an author, educator, military consultant, public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project. Pearsall was one of only two women to win NPPA's Military Photographer of the Year competition, and the only woman to have earned it twice. She's been honored as the Air Force Veteran of the Year by the Air Force Band and PBS, presented the Trojan Labor American Hero Award, honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution Margaret Cochran Corbin Award, lauded by the White House as a Champion of Change, and holds an honorary doctoral degree from The Citadel. Follow her on Twitter @StacyPearsall and on Facebook and Instagram: SLPearsall

  • Dana Hendrickson

    Dana Hendrickson is the Director of Outreach and Advocacy with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also served with Maryland's Commitment to Veterans. Dana holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from Towson University and is the proud wife of a Combat Veteran. She and her husband have two sons.

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