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[05/23/11 - 07:53 AM]
Tom Brokaw Hosts AMC's Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend
Said event features an original short documentary series entitled "A Path to Honor," produced by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker James Moll.

[via press release from AMC]

TOM BROKAW HOSTS AMC'S MEMORIAL DAY WAR HEROES WEEKEND

Special Programming Event Celebrates and Remembers America's Bravest Servicemen and Women

Features AMC Original Short Documentary Series, A Path to Honor, Produced by Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker James Moll, as well as Interviews with Heroes of Combat and Iconic War Films

New York - May 19, 2011 - Tom Brokaw will host AMC's Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend, celebrating and remembering America's bravest servicemen and women. This special programming event features an AMC original short documentary series entitled A Path to Honor, produced by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker James Moll (The Last Days, Price for Peace); sit-down interviews with Brokaw and war veterans; video messages from soldiers overseas; and some of the most iconic and transcendent war films of our time. Throughout War Heroes weekend, which airs Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, Brokaw will introduce the evening's primetime film and documentary shorts, paying tribute to the bravery and honor of America's fighting men and women.

"I am proud to play a small part in this Memorial Day weekend by reminding AMC's audience of the sacrifices of our fellow citizens who put on the uniform of our country and go into harm's way to help secure our freedoms. And from my earliest memories I've been aware of the impact of war movies on our lives. The big screen has given us so many enduring images of the courage and sacrifice, tragedy and triumph of men and women at war. AMC's weekend lineup will help remind all what this Memorial Day is all about," said Brokaw.

As host, Brokaw will introduce each night's primetime film at 8pm ET/PT, including Academy Award(R)-winning Patton (1970) on Friday, May 27; the network television premiere of the digitally-restored version of Apocalypse Now: Redux (1979) on Saturday, May 28; Pearl Harbor (2001) on Sunday, May 29; and Midway (1976), a limited commercial break telecast in celebration of the films' 35th Anniversary, on Monday, May 30. Additional films airing throughout Memorial Day Weekend include The Longest Day (1962), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Macarthur (1977), Guadalcanal Diary (1943), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Halls of Montezuma (1950), Fixed Bayonets (1951), and Twelve O'Clock High (1949), among others.

Interspersed throughout each of the primetime movies will be episodes from AMC's original short documentary series, A Path to Honor, as well as Brokaw's sit-down interviews with five veterans:

A Path to Honor

A gripping four-part series of original documentary shorts, A Path to Honor depicts seminal moments in the lives of men and women who commit to serving our country in the Armed Forces. Introduced by Brokaw, each five-minute episode will capture the breadth and scope of the experience of life in the military through the eyes of those who serve either in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard. The four shorts will cover stages of service, from enlistment and deployment to active duty and homecoming. A Path to Honor was produced by Allentown Productions, Inc.

Brokaw Interviews with Military Veterans

Filmed aboard the former USS Intrepid in New York City, Brokaw sits down with five veterans from various arms of the military. Each 60- to 90-second vignette will cover topics that include tours of duty, from Iraq to Vietnam, military life, relationships with soldiers, the rehabilitation process, and life after active duty.

In addition, AMC will air special 15- to 30-second spots of military men and women overseas throughout the entire War Heroes Weekend. In these special videos, servicemen and women will send messages to their families, friends and fellow soldiers back home.

This year marks AMC's third annual War Heroes on-air programming event. Previous Memorial Day Weekend specials were hosted by Senator John McCain (2009) and General David Petraeus (2010).

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on Wheels." AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with AMC's Docu-Stories, a slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC's Can't Get Enough and AMC's Crazy About. Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.





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