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Who's Helping Our Wounded Vets?

Who's Helping Our Wounded Vets?

The Pentagon estimates that as many as one in five American soldiers are coming home from war zones with traumatic brain injuries. But lost in the reports of these returning soldiers are the stories of family members who often sacrifice everything to care for them. NOW reveals how little has been done to help these family caregivers, and reports on dedicated efforts to support them.
Season 5 Episode 47 Length 25:37 Premiere: 11/19/09

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Hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio, NOW on PBS goes beyond the noisy churn of the news cycle to probe the most important issues facing democracy and give viewers the context to explore their relationship with the larger world.

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Season 5 Episodes

The Marines Are Landing

S5 E50 Length 25:08 Premiere Date 12/11/09

Climate Crisis

S5 E48 Length 21:38 Premiere Date 11/27/09

Who's Helping Our Wounded Vets?

S5 E47 Length 25:37 Premiere Date 11/19/09

Elizabeth Warren on the Economy

S5 E46 Length 24:16 Premiere Date 11/12/09

David Sirota On The 2009 Election

S5 E45 Length 24:04 Premiere Date 11/5/09

Electric Car Dreams

S5 E44 Length 23:50 Premiere Date 10/29/09

Water World

S5 E43 Length 25:35 Premiere Date 10/22/09

Nurses Needed

S5 E42 Length 23:49 Premiere Date 10/15/09

Life Panel? Death Panel?

S5 E41 Length 25:37 Premiere Date 10/8/09

Pre-existing Conditions

S5 E39 Length 23:03 Premiere Date 9/25/09

Surrogacy: Wombs for Rent?

S5 E38 Length 24:04 Premiere Date 9/18/09

Africa: House Calls and Health Care

S5 E37 Length 23:48 Premiere Date 9/10/09

After Guantanamo

S5 E36 Length 25:32 Premiere Date 9/3/09

Keep on Trucking?

S5 E35 Premiere Date 8/27/09

Gambling With Health Care

S5 E33 Length 25:17 Premiere Date 8/13/09

Power Struggle

S5 E32 Length 22:58 Premiere Date 8/6/09

Fighting Child Prostitution

S5 E31 Length 22:59 Premiere Date 7/30/09

Wall Street Reform and You

S5 E30 Length 25:34 Premiere Date 7/23/09

Inside Israel's Army

S5 E29 Length 25:36 Premiere Date 7/16/09

Peace and Prosperity in the West Bank?

S5 E28 Length 25:23 Premiere Date 7/9/09

Obama's Border Fence

S5 E27 Length 11:54 Premiere Date 7/2/09

Homes for the Homeless?

S5 E26 Length 25:36 Premiere Date 6/25/09

Student Loan Sinkhole?

S5 E25 Length 25:40 Premiere Date 6/18/09

Abortion Providers Under Siege

S5 E24 Length 25:38 Premiere Date 6/11/09

Food, Inc.

S5 E23 Length 24:10 Premiere Date 6/4/09

Green Jobs: Hope or Hype?

S5 E22 Length 24:10 Premiere Date 5/21/09

Rehab for Terrorists?

S5 E21 Length 26:36 Premiere Date 5/21/09

Can the U.N. Keep the Peace?

S5 E20 Length 26:46 Premiere Date 5/14/09

Predicting Pandemics

S5 E19 Length 26:46 Premiere Date 5/7/09

A Radical Fix for Schools?

S5 E18 Length 26:46 Premiere Date 4/30/09

Justice Delayed

S5 E17 Length 23:04 Premiere Date 4/23/09

On Thin Ice

S5 E16 Length 56:46 Premiere Date 4/16/09

Help for the Homeowners?

S5 E6 Length 25:32 Premiere Date 2/6/09

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Ocean Tipping Point?

Length 13:40 Premiere Date 7/2/09

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