Memorial Day programming recognizes veterans
Friday, May 28, 2010
KET honors the service and sacrifice of American men and women in uniform, their families at home, and all those who have given their lives for the country with the annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert, airing Sunday, May 30 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET and 9:30/8:30 p.m. CT on KET.
The award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, is co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI: New York) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds). The broadcast airs live in HD before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and service members around the world on the American Forces Network.
Then, on Monday, May 31 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET, Hallowed Grounds provides a rare visit to Americaâ€™s extraordinary overseas military cemeteries and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried there.
Over on the Kentucky Channel, Kentucky veterans of World War II recount their combat experiences in Kentucky WWII Veterans: In Their Own Words, airing Saturday, May 29 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET KY. Immediately following on the Kentucky Channel, Brothers in Arms recounts the experiences and accomplishments of the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles.”