Memorial Day
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Airs Monday, May 29, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. It was one of the greatest jazz orchestras ever assembled, led by a popular bandleader who took it overseas to raise the morale of the Allied soldiers fighting World War II in Europe—and who then vanished at the height of his popularity.

Airs Monday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as we remember the fallen with musical selection including America the Beautiful; Our God Is Marching On; The Washington Post March; Distant Land; Flag of the Free; God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand; The Mansions of the Lord, from We Were Soldiers; God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand; The Mansions of the Lord, from We Were Soldiers; A Silent Hymn to the Fallen; A Tribute to the Armed Services; and God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

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Airs Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 3 p.m. The Film Score: Music for Memorial Day, an hour-long special that explores music composed for stories of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the post-9/11 world we inhabit today.

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Airs Monday, May 30, at 9 p.m. Before the Korean War, the bodies of American soldiers killed in conflicts abroad were buried in overseas cemeteries. But the nature of the conflict in Korea changed that. Brad Coleman says the Korean War also gave rise to the field of forensic anthropology. And: For U.S. military veterans, the benefits claims process can be daunting. The Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic is making that process faster and has been touted as a model for the solution to the nation’s backlog of claims. Plus: Bootcamp can be funny.

Airs Monday, May 25, at 9 p.m. All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. Over the course of five years, Adam Piore gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story.