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Tom Brokaw to host AMC’s Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm •  Published: May 24, 2011
Tom Brokaw with Pat Devine, Vietnam veteran. AMC Photo by Diane Bondareff
Tom Brokaw with Pat Devine, Vietnam veteran. AMC Photo by Diane Bondareff


AMC’s Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend, a special programming event in celebration and remembrance of America’s bravest servicemen and women is set to air Friday through Monday.

Tom Brokaw serves as host for the event, which features an AMC original short documentary series entitled “A Path to Honor,” produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker James Moll; sit-down interviews with Brokaw and war veterans; video messages from soldiers overseas; as well as iconic war films, according to a news release.

Brokaw will also introduce each night’s primetime film at 7 p.m., including “Patton” on May 27; “Apocalypse Now: Redux” on Saturday; “Pearl Harbor” on Sunday and “Midway” on Monday.

Other movies airing throughout Memorial Day Weekend include “The Longest Day,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “MacArthur,”  “Guadalcanal Diary,” “Miracle at St. Anna,” “Halls of Montezuma,” “Fixed Bayonets,” “Twelve O’Clock High,” and “Tora! Tora! Tora!”

Distributed throughout each of the primetime movies will be episodes from “A Path to Honor,” a four-part series of original documentary shorts depicting crucial moments in the lives of men and women who commit to serving our country in the Armed Forces.

Brokaw’s sit-down interviews with five veterans, filmed aboard the former USS Intrepid in New York City, will be interspersed as well.

In addition, special 15- to 30-second spots of military men and women overseas sending messages to their families, friends and fellow soldiers back home will be shown on AMC throughout the entire War Heroes Weekend.

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