On Memorial Day, it seems fitting to repost a piece about a job I did for AMC when Tom Brokaw hosted the AMC’s War Heroes Weekend Marathon. We filmed his interview on the aircraft carrier, Intrepid. He interviewed me as much as I did him. Included is a poignant clip about the African American servicemen of WWII.
In May I wrote about filming on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, and now I’m pleased to present some of the vignettes for AMC’s War Heroes Weekend hosted by Tom Brokaw, which aired all throughout Memorial Day weekend. On the Hanger Deck, I interviewed him about the Greatest Generation that he so often writes about, and he introduced the movies to be shown that holiday weekend.
Not only is the Intrepid an aircraft carrier, it’s a working museum and a film location. The aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11) first served in World War II, became one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, and served three tours of duty during the Vietnam conflict. It is now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City.