Way of the Warrior, new documentary by Patty Loew, airs on public TV in November

Why, in the 20th century, did Native Americans join the U.S. military in percentages greater than any other group? That’s the focus of a new documentary by Patty Loew that will be airing on PBS nationwide on Nov. 1. Loew is an associate professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and anchor of Wisconsin Public Television’s In Wisconsin program. Much of her research and outreach work focuses on Native American issues. The Way of the Warrior explores the warrior ethic among Native American men and women. It will premiere nationwide at 9 p.m. central time on Thursday, Nov. 1. Check local listings.