Monday, May 21 at 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 at
11:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 at 11:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m.
D-Day to Berlin
Documentary director George Stevens signed up for WW2 and ended up filming some of the most memorable footage of the war. The director and his crew (known as Stevens' Irregulars) ended up filming, as the title says, the landing on Normandie and the eventual surrender in Berlin. Along the way we also see and hear about the men's journey into a concentration camp, which changed their lives forever.
Sunday, May 27 at 4:00 p.m. & Monday, May 28 at
A Gathering of Heroes
In 2004, the United States dedicated a long-awaited memorial to the 16 million men and women who served in the armed forces during World War II, the 400,000 who died in Europe and the Pacific and those who toiled in factories on the home front. The program recounts the touching and inspirational story of World War II veterans from Indiana who embarked on a cross-country trek to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial which honors their sacrifice. On the bus ride, the veterans reminisce about their war experiences, sharing their emotional tales of struggle and survival
Sunday, May 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Medal of Honor
In Medal of Honor, powerful stories of those who have received our nation's highest military honor beg fundamental questions about the nature of the human spirit and what it means to have the courage of a hero. Produced and directed by Roger Sherman, the 90-minute film traces the history of the Medal of Honor from a profile of Sgt. Paul Smith, the first soldier to receive a Medal of Honor in the Iraq war, back to its creation during the Civil War.
Monday, May 21 at 10:00 p.m.
& Sunday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Battle of Midway
While personally operating a hand-held 16mm camera for this film, its director, John Ford, a Commander in the Navy reserve serving on temporary duty at Midway Atoll at the time, risked enemy fire to get his footage and was wounded by shrapnel during the Japanese air attack. He received the Purple Heart for the wound, as all military wounded in action do, but later was awarded the Legion of Merit for his actions during the battle. It is the highest award given for non-combat performance. .
Sunday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.
National Memorial Day Concert
For over two decades, PBS's National Memorial Day Concert has led the nation in honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all the fallen who have given their lives for our country. The multi award-winning event will be co-hosted for the seventh year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI:New York) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans causes and supporting our troops in active service. Joining them will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists. The concert is broadcast live on PBS and live via American Forces Network. Click here for more information on the concert.