NOW | Soldiers Going AWOL | PBS
The complete show can be viewed for free on the web starting August 25 at http://www.pbs.org/now In this weekend's NOW show, we talk to two soldiers who went AWOL and eventually left the Army, but who took very different paths. NOW captures the moment when one man turns himself in, and when another applies for refugee status in Canada, becoming one of the 20,000 soldiers who have deserted the army since the War in Iraq began. Each describes what drove him to follow his conscience over his call to duty, and what penalties and criticism were endured as a result. See a preview of the August 24 show here, and the full show this Friday (check local listings) on your local PBS station.