Tonight on PBS: The National Memorial Day Concert

Posted on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

There won’t be crowds on Capitol Hill, but the concert will go on this year, with Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise hosting a special presentation of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: America’s Night of Remembrance.

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Memorial Day 2020

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 12:27 pm

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It’s a very different Memorial Day this year, much quieter, with no parades or community picnics. But now more than ever we have reason to show our appreciation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Some movies to help us pay our respects:

Black Hawk Down: Elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Glory: The story of the first black regiment to fight in the Civil War, with an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington.

American Sniper Bradley Cooper plays real-life army sniper Chris Kyle, who found his return home a different kind of challenge.

We Were Soldiers: The earliest US involvement in the Vietnam War has Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) preparing for one of the most violent battles in U.S. history, making a promise to his soldiers and their families: “I will leave no man behind…dead or alive. We will all come home together.”

Red Tails: George Lucas directed this story of the multiple medal-awarded Tuskegee Airmen.

Midway: The story of the first major Allied victory of WWII.

The Longest Day: An all-star cast tells the story of the Normandy landing that changed the course of WWII.

And be sure to watch these documentaries, too.

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Movies for New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy 2020.

If you’re home tonight, try one of these:

Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve” shows us a variety of happy, poignant, and romantic encounters on the night of December 31.

When Harry Met Sally” has a memorable New Year’s Eve dance.

In “Holiday,” Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn “step into a waltz as the old year dies” while the fancy society engagement party for him and her sister goes on downstairs.

Other movies with New Year’s Eve scenes: “About Time,” “The Holiday,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Rent,” and “The Apartment” — plus the completely bonkers Madam Satan. Here’s a glimpse:

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