WASHINGTON, May 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to severe weather, the live broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT on PBS slated for May 27 was cancelled and the Capitol grounds were evacuated.
As a result, the 8pm broadcast on PBS aired lived for the first half of the show, then transitioned seamlessly to footage from the 2011 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT.
The 9:30-11 PM broadcast will feature the first half of the 2012 concert that aired live, followed by a seamless transition to footage of the 2012 concert taped during the full dress rehearsal on Saturday, May 26.
"Safety is our first priority for audience, service men and women, and performers on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol," said Michael Colbert, producer, Capital Concerts.
The program is a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. For the 2012 event, executive producer Jerry Colbert and producer Michael Colbert has
assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television's most prestigious entertainment awards shows. The team includes: Emmy
award-winning producer Walter C. Miller, whose credits include the GRAMMY AWARDS and COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; award-winning director Paul Miller whose credits include THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE; and veteran television writer Joan Meyerson who was honored with distinguished Writer's Guild Awards for the 2010 and 2006 broadcasts of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT.
SOURCE Capital Concerts
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