WOSU TV Celebrates Veteran’s Day on the Sunday Showcse

On this week’s SUNDAY SHOWCASE WOSU TV will pay tribute to our veterans with a line-up of special programs.  We start  at 2pm with THE FLINTLOCK DISASTER, a little know story about a simple mission during World War II that turned bad.  Narrated by Tom Brokaw, this is the story of 23 young Marines in the Central Pacific who were dispatched to relocate their planes to safety, out of the range of the enemy. THE FLINTLOCK  DISASTER uncovers the truth about the fateful flight taken by Marine squadron VMF-422 on January 25th, 1944, that resulted in the loss of 23 aircraft and the death of 6 pilots.

Next up at 3pm is DICK WINTERS “HANG TOUGH”.  This new program honors one of World War II’s most respected combat leaders, Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011). You may remember his story from the mini-series BAND OF BROTHERS.  Major Winters was portrayed by actor Damien Lewis who narrates this documentary.  DICK WINTERS “HANG TOUGH” traces Winters’ formative years growing up in Pennsylvania, his development as a leader in the U.S. Army, the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day, and the dedication on June 6, 2012 of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France. In addition to Winters’ own recollections, original members of Winters’ unit, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, speak of his commitment to his men, his heroism and his legacy.

Finally we end our the SUNDAY SHOWCASE with a musical tribute from The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR SALUTES OUR ARMED FORCES.  This concert special pays tribute to the men and women who have served the United States in times of war. Taped at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR SALUTES OUR ARMED FORCES intercuts selected performances by the world-renowned choir with inspirational video vignettes featuring veterans of World War II, Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, accomplished Broadway performers Brian Stokes Mitchell and Linda Eder join in on several arrangements, including a stirring rendition of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Other songs include: “America: The Dream Lives On,” “Shenandoah,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”

I hope you’ll be able to join us for this special celebration for our veteran’s.  It all starts this Sunday, November 10 at 2pm on WOSU TV.