TV Programs Commemorate Veterans Day 2015


Several documentaries, specials and movies are scheduled to air today, in honor of Veterans Day 2015.

Classic film buffs can tune in to AMC for the network’s Best Vets Movie Marathon from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. CT. The lineup will include classics like “Independence Day,” and back-to-back airings of “Saving Private Ryan.”

PBS will air “IWO Jima: From Combat to Comrades,” a documentary following survivors of one of WWII’s fiercest battles as they return for a Reunion of Honor on the battlefield. Ryan Phillippe hosts, at 7 p.m.

HBO will replay last year’s “Concert for Valor,” honoring veterans and their families at 3:15 p.m. Guests include Jack Black, The Black Keys, Bryan Cranston, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., George Lopez, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Bob Woodruff and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

A complete list of programming is available.

AMC and PBS are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service. To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to and click Find Offers.

“The Concert for Valor” Will Salute Troops


Artists, celebrities and millions of Americans will join together to honor veterans tonight on “The Concert for Valor,” airing live on HBO, 6 CT. Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Eminem, Jennifer Hudson and more are scheduled to perform.

All Suddenlink customers with a digital receiver will be able to watch HBO for free on Nov. 11. Note, this does not include access via On Demand, Suddenlink2GO or HBO GO.

CNN Series Will Explore Voting Issues

As the 2012 presidential campaign kicks into high gear, CNN will launch two documentaries that focus on the issues surrounding veteran and minority voters. 

“Voters in America: Vets Wanted?” debuts this Sunday, May 13.  Former U.S. Army infantryman and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez hosts the documentary, which explores the challenges faced by those who have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan and how those challenges impact their decisions as they head to the polls.

In July, “Voters in America: Who Counts?” will premiere.  Actor Jesse Williams hosts an in-depth look at how election law changes enacted in 14 states since 2008 may impact poll access for the elderly, students, and minorities and ultimately influence the election.

CNN is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.