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Joe Mantegna Discusses This Year's
'National Memorial Day Concert'
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The "National Memorial-Day Concert", on P-B-S, returns for a special
presentation--hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise--featuring new performances, and tributes filmed around the country, honoring all of our American heroes.
With new and relevant content for these times, and iconic show-segments, the broadcast honors the military and their
families--as well as those currently serving on the frontlines of the "COVID-19"-pandemic.
Co-host Joe Mantegna says...
"WELL, WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS
'MEMORIAL-DAY CONCERT' FOR A LONG TIME. AND, I THINK THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN OUR
GOAL--IS TO HONOR THOSE MEMBERS OF OUR MILITARY, AND THEIR FAMILIES, FOR THEIR SACRIFICES.
AND, I THINK--IN THIS PARTICULAR YEAR--WE HAVE THE ABILITY, AND THE DUTY, TO REALLY MAGNIFY THAT: TO SHOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE, IN OUR DAILY
LIVES--NOT JUST IN TIMES OF WAR, BUT [ALSO] IN TIMES OF CRISIS, [LIKE WHAT] THIS COUNTRY, AND THE WHOLE WORLD, IS GOING THROUGH CURRENTLY."
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This year's lineup also features appearances and performances by: General Colin
Powell; Cynthia Erivo; Renée Fleming; Sam Elliott;
Laurence Fishburne; Trace Adkins; Mary McCormack; Esai
Morales; CeCe Winans; Kelli O'Hara; and Christopher
Jackson--with the "National Symphony Orchestra".
The "National Memorial-Day Concert" airs on P-B-S, Sunday, May 24th, at eight p-m, Eastern; check local listings, for the time in your area.
To learn more, visit "p-b-s"-dot-org-slash-"memorial-day-concert".