PATRICK DUFFY ("DALLAS") TO HOST "A HERO'S WELCOME,"
IN WHICH EVERYDAY AMERICANS ARE HONORED FOR THEIR SELFLESS ACTS AND REUNITED WITH THOSE THEY HAVE SAVED, TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, JULY 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Patrick Duffy will host A HERO'S WELCOME, a special honoring everyday Americans who have performed extraordinary acts, to be broadcast Tuesday, July 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Duffy, best known for his role as Bobby Ewing on the long-running CBS primetime series "Dallas," hosts the special in which two remarkable people are honored for the selfless acts they performed. In both stories, the moments in which the heroes stepped up and put their own lives on the line are recreated as they and the survivors tell their stories. Now, after years of never being able to properly thank their hero, the survivors plan a special event and are reunited with the person who saved their lives.
The first story is about Lesli Lancaster, a 15-year-old girl whose truck went off a cliff in Washington State in 1997. Navy Lieutenant Matthew Scott climbed down the side of the cliff in total darkness and swam out into the icy water, saving her life. Now a mother, Lesli wants to repay Matthew, and with the help of his fianc�e, sets out to plan an emotional reunion.
The second story is about a school shooting in Moses Lake, Wash., in 1996. Teacher Jon Lane risked his life to save 16 students when a student opened fire in another classroom. Now, 10 years later, these students go to great lengths to show their gratitude as they are reunited with their teacher who has devoted much of his life to his community.
A HERO'S WELCOME is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions ("Hell's Kitchen," "Skating With Celebrities," "The Swan"). Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Thomas Klein are the executive producers.