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Adrian Grenier, Ed Burns on board for History’s “Vietnam in HD”

The six-hour docudrama, premiering this fall, will combine rare footage restored in HD, with first-person accounts from 13 veterans delivered by actors including Adrian Grenier (pictured), Edward Burns and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
July 28, 2011

A+E Networks’  History has revealed more details about its upcoming major programming events, including Vietnam in HD.

No firm air date has yet been announced but the series will premiere this fall. It is produced by the team behind the Emmy Award-winning WWII in HD, Lou Reda Productions.

Vietnam in HD, to be narrated by Michael C. Hall (Dexter), features rare and restored footage, much of it captured by soldiers in action.

The narrative structure is provided by first-person accounts from 13 veterans and individuals whose lives were forever altered by the war, with the stories to be voice by various actors, including Adrian Grenier (pictured above), Edward Burns, Blair Underwood, Zachary Levi, Tempestt Bledsoe, James Marsden and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The veterans themselves will also appear in the project.

The U.S. cable net also set an air date for 9/11: The Days After, formerly known as 9/12: The Day After, and coming from New Animal Productions, the team behind the Emmy-winning 102 Minutes that Changed America.

The new program, airing September 10 at 9 p.m. EST, takes a look at how New York City and the world changed in the days immediately following the catastrophic events of 9/11.

The original production of 102 Minutes will air on September 11, simulcast commercial-free across all A+E Networks as well as on History.com and globally on History in more than 150 countries, beginning at 8:46 a.m. EST, the time the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the Twin Towers 10 years ago.

Other 9/11 commemorative programming on History to mark the event’s 10th anniversary includes the previously announced Voices from Inside the Tower from Darlow Smithson Productions and Making the 9/11 Memorial from Parrot Productions.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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