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A Matter of Duty

A Mater of Duty


A MAtter of Duty




MPBN NEWS Veterans' Stories





The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is proud to tell the stories of Maine soldiers who were deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War and returned home to face a new, relentless enemy: post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a condition that is not well understood here in Maine and it will have lasting implications for the entire state. It is a national epidemic.

A Matter of Duty details Kennebec Sheriff Randy Liberty’s personal battle with PTSD and several veterans in his charge at the Kennebec County Jail. Liberty’s honesty about his own condition and his efforts to help other veterans vividly depicts the continuing impact of war on the men and women who have served our country.

Jennifer Rooks, host and Executive Producer of Maine Watch and winner of two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, and Charles C. Stuart, a recipient the George Foster Peabody and Alfred Dupont awards and eight national television EMMYs, have joined forces in A Matter of Duty to tell this story of the continuing war at home known as PTSD.





For additional information on supporting this project,
please contact Jennifer Rooks at






MPBN is bringing this important documentary to Maine through a series of screenings in the Fall of 2013 and the Spring of 2014. The screening schedule will be updated as new screenings are booked so please check periodically for a showing in your area!


April 29, 2014

Temple Theatre
20 Market Square in Houlton, ME
Doors open at 6:15 pm and the film begins at 7:00 pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public.


May 27, 2014

The Patten Free Library
at Summer Streeet in Bath, ME

The film begins at 6:30 pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public.


May 29, 2014

Falmouth Memorial Library
5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME

The film begins at 6:30 pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public.



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