PBS Western Reserve presents a collection of stories that are singularly focused on the region that we all call home. Here you can explore the people, places, history and events that make Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania so special.
War & Veterans
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, PBS Western Reserve presents 90-second Vietnam War stories. Premiered in 2015.
Act of Duty
Northeast Ohio men and women share their stories of battle and how it shaped their lives. Premiered in 2000.
Ash and Smoke: The Holocaust in Salonika
On the eve of the Holocaust, 56,500 Jewish citizens lived in Salonika, Greece. By December 1944, only three remained. Premiered in 2012.
Finding Lost Voices: The Archivist’s Role
A University of Akron archivist talks about researching the local World War I production, LOST VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR: SUMMIT COUNTY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Premiered in 2018.
Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in WWI
Story of Summit County, Ohio residents’ experiences at home and overseas during WWI. Premiered in 2018.
May 4th Voices
MAY 4TH VOICES is a play that brings together first-person narratives about the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University. Premiered in 2013.
Memoirs of World War II
Through World War II veterans’ personal accounts of real life during the war, this short-film series honors their sacrifices Premiered in 2019.
Rebels on Lake Erie
The adventurous exploits of Virginia native John Yates Beall during the Civil War are recounted. Premiered in 2012.
Red Tail Reborn
Rare interviews tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their efforts to overcome racism. Premiered in 2007.
Reporting the War: The Journalists’ Perspective
Host Eric Mansfield talks to area journalists about their experiences as reporters, soldiers or both. Premiered in 2007.
The “Sojer Boys” of Portage County
THE “SOJER BOYS” OF PORTAGE COUNTY follows seven young men through the Civil War. Premiered in 2013.
Veterans of America—Our Heroes in Uniform
In this series, the heroism of everyday veterans is evident as they share their own experiences. 2019-2020.
The Women Who Helped Win a War
Rosie the Riveters in Akron, Ohio, reminisce about Corsairs, rivet guns, pants and more. Premiered in 2018.