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PATV is looking for VIETNAM VETERANS to participate in our Veterans Project series; “Veterans Stories: Vietnam”.  If you or anyone you know that would like to participate in this award winning project by sharing their experiences during this conflict please contact PATV Executive Director, Shirley Ann Bruno at sabruno@patv.org or call the office at (516) 629-3710 x12.



This Public Access Television Corporation (PATV) project is a series of programs which incorporates interviews with our local veterans from various wars.

Our purpose is to preserve the history and memories of the United States Veterans by providing them with an opportunity to tell the story of their experiences defending democracy throughout the world. Through their stories, we will learn about human character, bravery and patriotism. This series of programs will honor and remember the US Veterans who served and sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. PATV’s initial programs for the series featured our local World War II Veterans. These programs first cablecast in November 2008.  As of today, PATV has taped over 20 programs is this series.

The goal of this project is to provide an ongoing opportunity for Veterans to come to the studio to record on videotape their stories. Programs in the Veterans Project cablecast as a regular series on PATV’s channel, on Ch. 20 (Cablevision) and Ch. 37 ( Verizon FIOS) on Long Island. As with our other PATV projects, these programs will be available to the national network of local community access channels. In addition, we will make copies available to the local libraries’ video collection, schools and Veterans’ organizations.

Our objective is to reach out to our elected officials, community organizations and individuals for sponsorship of this project. Our supporters receive credit at the end of every program of this series and in all publicity associated with this project. Current sponsors are the Joseph A. Wilson Foundation, Town of North Hempstead, Astoria Federal Savings and New York State Legislature.

 ** Currently Airing on Tuesday’s at 10pm, Wednesday’s at 6 & 6:30pm and Thursday’s at 10 & 10:30pm.**


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Col. Donald J. Ferguson, USA (Ret.) holding a photo of himself from the Korean War as a Sergeant E5.

Col. Donald J. Ferguson, USA (Ret.)



 PATV  programs featuring our local Veterans of the Korean War.  These programs are currently being show on our channel.



On PATV set of "WWII Veterans Stories #12: Women on the Homefront" (l to r) Phoebe Lazarus, Lucy Benglund, PATV Executive Director Shirley Ann Bruno, Host and Veteran Mel Goldberg, Mary Seymour and Ruth Dolgow.
On PATV set of “WWII Veterans Stories #12: Women on the Homefront”


“Women on the Homefront” :  This program is the sixteenth in theVeterans Project series and features host and veteran Mel Goldberg who interviews local women; Phoebe Lazarus, Lucy Berglund, Mary Seymour and Ruth Dolgow about what they did during World War II at home.  



Please click on the following link to read about the Veterans Project:

Veteran Brochure

Click to view The Veterans Project On Demand