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Discussing "Top Gun: Maverick"

Vanessa Cheeks on "Connections"
Megan Mack
Vanessa Cheeks on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, June 6, 2022

The new "Top Gun: Maverick" film is earning stellar reviews and new fans for the franchise. The sequel was released 35 years after the original "Top Gun." Fans have called it a classic Hollywood summer movie, but a small number of critics have said it amounts to military propaganda.

We discuss the new film with our guests:

  • Vanessa Cheeks, co-founder of the Anomaly Film Festival
  • Lyle Rubin, SIGINT marine officer who served in Afghanistan in 2010
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.