See below for descriptions of all of our AVC Radio programs:
Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long program that tells the stories of America’s greatest heroes in their own words.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the “Hanoi Hilton”, Baghdad to Fallujah, the liberation of Grenada to the liberation of Afghanistan; Veterans Chronicles is history told from the perspective of those who were there.
Included in each show are archival recordings, which take listeners back to a time when heroes were made. The program also includes short features, including “Heroes of the Air,” “World War II Chronicles,” and “Vox Pop.”
The host of Veteran’s Chronicles, Gene Pell, has spent much of the last half-century as an award winning broadcast journalist. He has been both Moscow Bureau Chief and Pentagon Correspondent for NBC News, and for twenty years was news anchor for the NBC affiliate in Boston. He is also former Director for Voice of America and President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Profiles in Valor
Proudly We Hail
Proudly We Hail brings listeners the authentic voices of heroes – heralded and unsung – who have made and are making America’s great history. It is a program built to engage and entertain those interested in the American military and its historical and contemporary impact on American life. Episodes will be staged on America’s military bases, historical sites, museums, naval ships and a host of interesting field locations. Plus, this riveting program will present an exciting contemporary web of news and events, tales of individual heroism and vital bulletins on veterans’ health, support and news.
Radio Host William Sackett will roam coast-to-coast, going past what textbooks tell us, to interview people as a living history told firsthand and unfiltered. It’s real, uncensored emotion-filled descriptions of what really happened, then and now.
Scheduled guests include Medal of Honor recipients, nationally acclaimed authors and expert consultants, as well as media and motion picture celebrities.
Executive producer Lou Reda Productions www.redafilms.com has produced over 400 cable and network specials and series episodes appearing on the A&E Television Network, The History Channel, Biography and CBS.Sponsors include the National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA. and the United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD.
Heroes of the Air
Stories of the brave men who flew for America and earned the nation’s supreme military award, the Medal of Honor.
D-Day: They Were There
A look into the valor and heroism of our veterans who endured one of the darkest days in our history.
Pearl Harbor: 60 Years of Echoes
The longest day as recalled by the men who landed in Normandy, signaling the beginning of the end of Hitler’s Germany.
No Greater Love: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester
Their ship sinking following a direct hit by a U-Boat torpedo, four chaplains comfort their frightened comrades, and make the ultimate sacrifice.
A Salute to Black Patriots
Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories of black patriots, many of whose stories have historically been overlooked. In honor of Black History Month, we have gathered various clips paying tribute to our nation’s African-American heroes, from the American Revolution through today.