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MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMS ON WQED-TV HONOR VETERANS PAST AND PRESENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 23, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMS ON WQED-TV HONOR VETERANS PAST AND PRESENT


PITTSBURGH—WQED-TV will air several programs on May 29th and 30th in honor of the American veterans who fought in past and present conflicts.

Sunday, May 29
Heroes: An OnQ Special Edition at 3 p.m.
In this special WQED presents two OnQ favorites including Fallen Hero: The Ross McGinnis Story and The School Teachers Regiment: The Unsung Heroes of Gettysburg.

My Vietnam Your Iraq at 3:30 p.m.
American veterans from eight families across two generations recount the challenges, fears, bitterness and pride that explain what it means to serve your country.

Hold At All Costs at 4:30 p.m.
Often a forgotten conflict, the Korean War’s epic attack and defense of Outpost Harry is an unforgettable story of the American, Greek and South Korean soldiers who overcame incredible odds to protect a position vital to stopping a barrage of Chinese force. When all was said and done only 30 American soldiers emerged from the battle. This film was produced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war’s end.

National Memorial Day Concert (2011) at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
An American tradition, the award-winning National Memorial Day Concert features an all-star line-up along with the National Symphony Orchestra from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Co-hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, this year’s show will recognize the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a welcome home for troops returning from Iraq and the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Monday, May 30 (MEMORIAL DAY)
War Letters: American Experience at 9 p.m.
Through a collection of personal letters, War Letters explores a collection of correspondence from the American Revolution the Gulf War.

Hallowed Grounds at 10 p.m.
Located in England, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia and the Philippines are 22 overseas cemeteries where American servicemen and women are laid to rest. This program tells the stories of some of the most well-known casualties of war including General George S. Patton and the five Sullivan brothers who lost their lives on the USS Juneau in 1942 during World War II.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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