Days of Remembrance runs Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11
HISTORY® dedicates four full days to Canadian-produced programming about
Canadians and the wars in which they have served
GLOBAL NEWS to air LIVE Remembrance Day coverage with Canada Remembers beginning Sunday, November 11 at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT
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TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - This November, Shaw Media remembers the service and sacrifice of Canadian veterans with an
extensive schedule of Canadian original programming. From live coverage
of 2012 Remembrance Day events, to a documentary series in which
veterans share personal war stories, Shaw Media's Days of Remembrance provides viewers with an unrivaled set of programming that pays tribute
to those who have bravely volunteered in military conflicts around the
Airing Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, HISTORY's Days of Remembrance offers the highly anticipated broadcast premieres of War Story and The Real Inglorious Bastards. The schedule includes exclusively Canadian-produced movies, specials and
series such as Dieppe Uncovered, The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed, D-Day to Victory, Dig WW2, War Junk, Passchendaele, and Vimy Ridge: From Heaven to Hell.
"From moving personal accounts of the lasting effects of war, to
groundbreaking documentaries changing the way we view our history, Shaw
Media's Days of Remembrance programming is unparalleled in its diversity and quality. We are proud
of our tradition of collaborating with the country's top storytellers
to create enriching content that pays tribute to our country's past,"
said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media
Global News pays tribute to the men and women who have served to protect our
country with its hour-long Canada Remembers coverage special. Airing commercial-free on Sunday, November 11 at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT and helmed by Global National Anchor & Executive Editor Dawna Friesen, Canada Remembers will feature live coverage of the ceremony at the National War Memorial
in Ottawa. Global News' Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark will be live, on-the-ground to offer a first-hand perspective of events
taking place throughout the morning while military historian and
Curator of the Canadian War Museum Dean Oliver will also be on-hand to
lend his expertise. GlobalNews.ca will live-stream the Canada Remembers special, and host exclusive Remembrance Day coverage and feature
"Canada Remembers looks to honour those brave Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice,
and those who continue to serve in harm's way, by telling their stories
in the most poignant and compelling way possible," says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, News and Station Operations. "Dawna and Tom's combined reporting experience will continue Global
News' tradition of providing Canadians with award-winning Remembrance
Day coverage that pays tribute to those who fought for our country."
The highlight of HISTORY's schedule is the broadcast premiere of the
emotional Canadian original series War Story. Through interviews with Canadian war veterans, War Story goes beyond the details of engagement, providing a moving look at what
it is like for the men and women who cross oceans and face death on
foreign battlefields. War Story airs Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11 with back-to-back new episodes at 8pm each night. New episodes will also air at 10:30pm on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.
On Thursday, November 8 at 9pm, the broadcast premiere of the Canadian original The Real Inglorious Bastards recounts one of the most successful operations from the Office of
Strategic Services' (OSS) during World War II. Three OSS agents, two
young Jewish immigrants, one from Germany, the other from Holland, and
a former Austrian Wehrmacht officer make a night jump into the Austrian
Alps, in the dead of winter, landing hip-deep in snow at 10,000 feet.
Thanks to this intrepid threesome, rail and road communications between
the Italian front and Germany were seriously hampered and the city of
Innsbruck, in the heart of the Nazi's vaunted stronghold the National
Redoubt, fell to American troops without a shot being fired.
In support of its on-air content, HISTORY's online contribution to the Days of Remembrance includes a new and interactive companion micro-site. Launching Thursday, November 1, the site houses show pages for highlighted Remembrance specials,
providing users with tune-in information, synopses and photo galleries
from each series. The site also features full length episodes of the
channel's programs and exclusive behind-the-scenes interview clips that
expand on HISTORY's on-air programming.
In addition to HISTORY's Days of Remembrance microsite, the War Story website serves as a companion to the television series. The site
features firsthand accounts from veterans on their experiences at war,
and users can delve deeper into these stories by exploring personal
archival images and veteran biographies. The site also allows users the
opportunity to focus on the subjects that appeal to them the most
through organizing stories by themed topics of interest, such as battle
location, weaponry and wartime experience.
HISTORY is a Shaw Media Channel.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
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company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves
3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network.
Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks
in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on
the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX
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Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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Television Networks, LLC. © 2012 A&E Television Networks, LLC and is
used under license. All rights reserved."
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