Two Arm. Documentaries to Air in New York (Dec 10)

On Wednesday, December 10, beginning at 8pm WLIW21 in New York will be rebroadcasting two important documentaries of interest to Armenians in the New York, New Jersey & Connecticut areas. WLIW21’s serves New York City’s five boroughs; Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam & Orange counties in New York; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset & Union counties in New Jersey; and Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven counties in Connecticut.

We received the following information directly from WLIW21:

THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Wednesday, December 10 at 8 pm on WLIW21

The International Association of Genocide Scholars affirms that the number of Armenian deaths at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I was more than a million. This documentary shares one of the largely untold stories of the 20th century, detailing what happened and why. Featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power and best-selling author Peter Balakian, the film features discussions with Kurdish and Turkish citizens in modern-day Turkey, who speak openly about the stories told to them by their parents and grandparents. The film also explains why, to this day, the Turkish government denies that the Armenian genocide took place. Filmed in the US, France, Germany, Belgium, Turkey and Syria, the program is narrated by Julianna Margulies, with additional narrations from Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney, Paul Rudd, Jared Leto and others. 90 minutes.

THE ARMENIAN AMERICANS
Wednesday, December 10 at 9:30 pm on WLIW21

The first television documentary to celebrate this unique American experience captures the spirit of an amazing culture and its legacy of inspiration, achievement, perseverance and survival. Features personal recollections from three generations of proud Armenians, including tennis champion Andre Agassi, author Peter Balakian, actor Mike Connors (“Mannix”), actor/writer Eric Bogosian, comedian Andrea Martin (“SCTV”), Carnegie Foundation President Dr. Vartan Gregorian, MGM Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian, NCAA basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, historians, musicians, politicians, religious leaders and corporate executives. The program pays warm tribute to a cultural identity that has survived even near annihilation to arrive at a modern revitalization. A WLIW New York Production. 90 minutes.

Viewers can support these Armenian broadcasts and receive related “thank you” gifts like related DVDs and posters by calling 1.800.767.2121 or visiting http://www.wliw.org – click “donate now!”

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