The VVA Veteran Online Video Series

The Outlet
“The Outlet,” hosted by The VVA Veteran’s Daniel Devora, focuses on issues especially important to Vietnam War veterans and their families. Questions for future episodes can be submitted by clicking here.
The Outlet, Episode 1,
February 8, 2021:
VVA Treasurer Jack McManus discuss the purpose and function of VVA’s Conventions and the effect of the pandemic on planning the 2021 Convention. [24:00]
The Outlet, Episode 2,
March 8, 2021:
 Veterans Health Council Director Dr. Artie Shelton discusses the many COVID vaccine considerations for veterans. [16:15]

The Outlet, Episode 3,
May 3, 2021:
Vietnam Veterans of America President John Rowan and Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Maryland) discuss VVA’s legislative priorities and other key issues facing veterans at large. [30:00]

“Dispatches,” hosted by The VVA Veteran arts editor Marc Leepson, is a series of one-on-one interviews with a writer, novelist, actor, director, or other artist whose work is influenced by the Vietnam War.
Dispatches, Episode 1,
February 8, 2021:
Marc speaks with veteran actor Troy Evans about his unorthodox route to a career in acting, how Hollywood is really just a small town, and what it’s like working with Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Michael Connelly, and many others. [33:30]

Dispatches, Episode 2,
April 19, 2021:
Renowned military advisor Dale Dye explains how dogged persistence was the secret to his becoming Hollywood’s go-to man for battlefield realism. [24.05]

Dispatches, Episode 3,
May 10, 2021:
Acclaimed novelist Bobbie Ann Mason talks about taking risks, how she develops her characters, and the unusual experience of being on the set of “In Country,” the Hollywood movie based on her 1985 novel. [21:50]
Dispatches, Episode 4,
June 7, 2021:
Acclaimed author Tim O’Brien discusses his definition of a “memoir,” the role word-of-mouth played in the critical success of his book “The Things They Carried,” and much more. [30:45]