Veterans Day Marathon Tribute (Video)
Montgomery County’s public cable television stations on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12, will broadcast a 13-hour marathon tribute to veterans to help in the county’s recognition of Veteran’s Day. The tribute will include the first-ever broadcast of extended interviews with 14 local veterans from World War II. County Cable Montgomery (CCM: Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) will begin broadcasting each day at 9:30 a.m.
The marathon will open with the rebroadcast of the Sept. 19 event in Silver Spring in which Montgomery County saluted area World War II veterans. Montgomery County Honors World War II Veterans, which was hosted by TV news legend Ted Koppel, had more than 175 World War II veterans and more than 500 people overall in attendance. The veterans attending ranged in age from 86 to 105 and had experiences from some of the most historic events of the past century. It is believed to have been the biggest Washington area tribute to World War II veterans since the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C., in 2004.
The broadcast will continue at 11:20 a.m. each day with the series of interviews with World War II veterans. The interviews were conducted and edited by producer Barbara Grunbaum, editor Loren Olson and videographers Mike Springirth and Dan Rankin of the PEG organization.
The tribute will conclude with a contrast of generations as Montgomery College student Alex Cole interviews veteran Dee Paris, 97, whose World War II experiences included being a tank commander in the Battle of the Bulge.
The programming schedule for the marathon tribute to veterans on Nov. 11 and 12 will be the following:
• 9:30 a.m. Montgomery County Honors WWII Veterans
• 11:20 a.m. Interview: Sam Einbinder
• 11:30 a.m. Interview: Seymour Steinberg
• 12 noon Interview: Charles McGee
• 12:45 p.m. Interview: Paul Forbes
• 1 p.m. Interview: Norman Ikari
• 1:35 p.m. Interview: Boris Osherhoff
• 2 p.m. Interview: Pierre Causa
• 2:41 p.m. Interview: Edwin Morgenstern
• 6 p.m. Interview: Albert Frumkin
• 6:31 p.m. Interview: William Iwanicki
• 7 p.m. Interview: Dee Paris
• 8 p.m. Interview: Don McKee
• 8:36 p.m. Interview: John Henry Chaney
• 9 p.m. Milton Eisen
• 10 p.m. Montgomery College Student Alex Cole interviews Dee Paris
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To view an image gallery from the September 19 event see Montgomery County Honors World War II Vets (Photos & Video).