Airs Monday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they honor those who sacrificed all for their nation in the musical tribute to our fallen soldiers. The choir will perform Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Homeward Bound, Rock-A My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Bound for the Promised Land, Down to the River to Pray, Amazing Grace, God Be with You Till We Meet Again, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, God Bless America, Who Are the Brave?, America the Beautiful, Hymn to the Fallen, and On This Day.
Airs Sunday, May 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. He was a genius who was trusted with national secrets, but made no effort to conceal his own. Simon Templeman stars as brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the German Enigma code and enabled the Allies to win World War II. But Turing was to find that the country he saved cared less about his genius and more about his sexual orientation. With Sheelagh Cullen, Kenneth Danziger, Peter Dennis, Samantha Robson, Orlando Seale, W. Morgan Sheppard, and Andre Sogliuzzo. Written by Hugh Whitemore. Directed by Rosalind Ayres.
Airs Thursday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. Starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual creation of Memorial Day, we present an objective, nostalgic, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history. This program is highlighted by music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It documents our country’s strife over our entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledges the hardships of combat, and honors our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate. You’ll witness moments of entertainment and nostalgia with the U.S. Air Force Band, The Navy Band and Country Current, the BBC Orchestra & Royal Air Force Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Canadian Brass, Bette Midler; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Mitch Miller; Steppenwolf; Joan Baez; Jefferson Airplane; plus music from top Broadway shows such as The King & I, Bloomer Girls, Hair, Phantom of the Opera, and songs from talented unknowns. You'll hear the heartfelt remembrances of Army and Air Force veterans, including Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, and the voices of Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama.