WE tv will premiere the original special Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 10:00 pm ET. The one-hour documentary takes a close look at the young women sent half way around the world to serve in the difficult conditions of the Vietnam War. Actress Dana Delany (China Beach), will host the special. Leading into the special at 8:00 pm ET, WE tv will also present the two-hour premiere episode of China Beach, and at 11:00 pm ET, following Vietnam Nurses, the “Vets” episode of China Beach will air, which includes interviews with real-life nurses from that war.
From the battlefield operating rooms to the hospitals in Saigon, Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany reveals the emotional story of women forever changed by the casualties of war. In their early 20’s and untrained for combat conditions, the nurses performed under fire and continual threat amid a constant stream of wounded, saving thousands of lives. Often, soothing words and hand-holding were the only medicine as many young soldiers suffered and died from horrific wounds the nurses were helpless to treat – a reality that, more than 30 years later, still haunts them. Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany includes personal interviews with women who lost their innocence to war, but never lost their heart.
Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany is produced by Creative Street Entertainment.