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Veterans Day Special Programming on PBS

By November 10, 2012

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On November 11, 2012, at 8 p.m., PBS will bring the nation together with a first ever television broadcast of the National Salute to Veterans, a tribute to the service and sacrifice of our over 22 million American veterans. Hosted by acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, the national television event celebrates all our American heroes who have served throughout our country's history. The one-hour program is produced by Capital Concerts, the production force behind A Capitol Fourth and the National Memorial Day Concert.

The National Salute to Veterans will feature new footage in Washington, DC and a selection of best moments from past National Memorial Day Concerts. The all-star line-up includes distinguished General Colin L. Powell, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker; American Idol finalist Pia Toscano, winner of "The Voice" Javier Colon, American Idol winner Kris Allen; acclaimed actors A.J. Cook and Jason Ritter; and gospel legend Yolanda Adams, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Jack Everly. See photos of the performers.

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