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article imagePBS set to air Veterans Day special

By Tim O'Brien     Nov 7, 2012 in Entertainment
Washington - As the United States gets ready for Veterans Day, PBS preps for their inaugural broadcast titled "National Salute to Veterans." It airs Nov. 11 on PBS at 7 p.m. CST.
PBS is no stranger to these type of shows as their Memorial Day and July 4 specials are viewed by millions every year. However, this is the first time they will add in Veterans Day. The show will be Hosted by Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and Gary Sinise ("CSI: New York"). According to PBS, "the national television event celebrates all our American heroes who have served throughout our country's history."
The one-hour program will feature new footage shot with co-hosts Mantegna and Sinise in Washington, D.C., as well as a selection of "best of the best" moments from past Memorial Day shows.
"Our military members have a long and proud tradition of service and sacrifice," said Mantegna.
The line up:
General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.)
Forest Whitaker
Pia Toscano
Javier Colon (winner of "The Voice")
"American Idol" winner Kris Allen
A.J. Cook
Jason Ritter
Yolanda Adams
And of course, the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Jack Everly.
The program will feature:
- special thank you to the roops by General Powell;
- tribute to our wounded warriors for their bravery and service to country;
- look at how veterans and their families are coping with the often invisible wounds of war.
"I am honored to co-host the "National Salute to Veterans" with Gary Sinise in profound gratitude to our veterans and their families, and in promise to them that their dedication to our country will never be forgotten."
Besides PBS, the show will be seen by troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
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