This week on Mountain Lake Journal, nearly a half-century after returning home from Vietnam, veterans are still coping with many lasting effects of the war. We’ll talk with a veteran who is looking to rebuild his life in the Adirondacks. It’s the latest story from our Veterans Coming Home series. Also, legendary filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest documentary for PBS will tell the epic story of the war in Vietnam, one of the most divisive and controversial chapters in American history. The 10-part miniseries premieres this Sunday, September 17th at 8pm on Mountain Lake PBS. Learn more and watch many bonus features at www.mountainlake.org

Also our Derek Muirden is back with a new People Near Here segment that looks at the yearly rustic fair that has taken over a small Adirondack hamlet. We also talk with a member of the Montreal 375 Committee about the city’s year-long 375th anniversary celebration that will continue right through the fall. We also discuss the other major story of the summer in Quebec, the thousands of refugees who have been arriving in the North Country and crossing the border illegally into Canada.