- Airing window: May 26, 2012 – May 31, 2013
- Running Time: 1 Hour (unlimited runs)
- Barter syndicated: 7:00 Local/5:00 National
They Serve In Silent Vigil is a 1-hour , OTO & the next installment of the highly respected “Patriot Series. ” The focus of this special is to pay tribute to the heroic service, sacrifices and commitment made by the families of America’s frontline warriors. The program is designed to inspire & educate Americans of all life stages as to the vital role, the hardships & sacrifices, and the remarkable contributions made by the military families of former and currently active & deployed military personnel.
These are personal stories of ordinary American families - men, women & children who bravely stand alone and face that moment when they must wave goodbye and begin an unexpected or unanticipated journey. These are sometimes stories of disappointment, loneliness, and even despair. But, they are also stories showing the power of the human spirit, perseverance, devotion to duty, loyalty & commitment, and indeed, hope for the future.
Above all, this is a tribute to America’s Unsung Patriots – the wives & husbands, the sons & daughters, the mothers & fathers who sacrifice “in silent vigil” and, indeed, serve every hour of every day along side America’s frontline warriors. Produced by 45 North Communications (creators of Arlington, The Medal & most recently, A Nation Remembers…) in cooperation with The National Defense University Foundation & the Office of the Secretary of Defense, this made for TV event embodies a creative mix of compelling storytelling, emotionally moving historical retrospectives, extensive original interviews with senior military & governmental leaders, and a host of military family members. The program is also produced in stunning high-definition and includes an original music score by Emmy Award winner, David Barrett (Olympics, PBS & NCAA’s One Shining Moment).
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(Updated with the next steps for generations to come)
- 1 hour, barter syndicated.
- Commercial Split: 6 minutes Local and 5 minutes National.
- Available in HD.
- Airing window runs May 1, 2012 – May 1, 2013.
In 2012, the Pentagon Memorial’s initiatives will be taking the next step in further educating visitors by way of design & construction of the Pentagon Memorial Visitor Educational Center. Through exhibits and complimented by docent & walking audio tours, visitor’s will connect with those who experienced those historic events, and learn more about the lives lost as well as the historic significance of the Memorial site
In order to enhance the visitors’ experience, the Center will be a state-of-the-art, interactive facility aimed to give its guest s a sense of the broad impact from a variety of perspectives, and share the extraordinary powerful stories of the Pentagon employees’ resilience and the spirit that filled the entire Washington, DC area on 9/11.
In order to continue the efforts of the Memorial, A Nation Remembers..."The Story of the Pentagon Memorial" will serve as a way in which TV stations can not only assist in the on-going remembrance of that day but also provide a medium to educate the public on this exciting new initiative which generations will enjoy for years to come.
SYNOPSIS of A Nation Remembers…."The Story of the Pentagon Memorial"
The Pentagon Memorial serves as both a reminder and a place of healing for the nation and for those whose lives were reshaped by the events of September 11, 2001. As such, it is an issue of national importance that as many Americans as possible are able to join in the remembrance and tribute this Memorial offers.
A Nation Remembers…. "The Story of the Pentagon Memorial" does just that. Hosted by actor Gary Sinese, this one-hour special spotlights the Pentagon Memorial, in all stages of construction through completion, as a backdrop for telling the stories of the men and women who gave their lives, and the families who lost so much.
Central to this production are original interviews with a host of surviving family members who lost loved ones at the Pentagon on 9/11, all interwoven with a stirring narrative designed to tell the highly personal stories of those who sacrificed while offering viewers the broader context in terms of great themes from the American story. The special serves as both a lasting tribute and a means of preserving history for generations to come.
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- Airing window: September 15, 2012 - May 1, 2013
- Running Time: All Titles are 30min in length
- Barter syndicated: 50l/50 barter split & meet FCC requirements for closed captioning
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