Senator Jack Reed Set for this Weekend's TAKING THE HILL on MSNBC
With the recent killing of American journalist James Foley, MSNBC contributor Patrick Murphy, a former Congressman (D-PA) and Iraq War veteran, will speak with member of the Senate Armed Services committee, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) about the Iraq airstrikes and the possibility of sending additional U.S. troops to Bagdad during this Sunday's "Taking the Hill" August 24th 1 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
MSNBC will also air "Wounded: The Battle Back Home ('Jessica')" - the tenth installment of the documentary series produced by Flow Nonfiction in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project to commemorate the organization's 10th anniversary. This special episode shines a light on PTSD, which can result from military sexual trauma. Just one year after joining the Air Force, Jessica Coulter alleges that she found herself a victim in a rising tide of military sexual assault cases. Her experience brought on a flood of guilt, confusion and resentment. Fearing retaliation from her commanding officers, Coulter's attack went unreported for years until post-traumatic stress, depression, and flashbacks crippled her ability to stay in the military and hold a steady job. Through the Wounded Warrior Project and the support of her children, Jessica slowly begins to rebuild her life post deployment.
In this new episode of "Wounded: The Battle Back Home," Coulter finds the courage to share her personal story with viewers. Joined onscreen by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), cameras follow Coulter's journey towards finding peace of mind and returning to the workforce as she develops her own yoga studio near the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and works to inspire fellow victims of MST to build the confidence to share their own stories.