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September 26, 2006
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a History Channel television network production company is filming in Hagerstown and Washington County. According to the CVB's Tom Riford, "We have been working on this project for a number of months. The CVB has helped with lodging needs, filming site locations, permit processing and a multitude of other details. " Riford said the television movie will be a Civil War episode scheduled to air sometime in February.
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September 16, 2003
Tuesday, Sept. 16 8 p.m. on the History Channel "Mavericks, Miracles & Medicine" Noah Wyle hosts this look at some "risk-takers and rebels" who brought about great advances in medicine. Based on a book by historian Julie M. Fenster, the documentary continues at the same time through Friday. 8:30 p.m. on UPN "All of Us" Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are the off-screen driving forces behind this new comedy series inspired in part by their own experiences with a blended family.
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June 1, 2005
Wednesday, June 1 8 p.m. on TCM "Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool" Its hard to believe it has been 25 years since the passing of actor Steve McQueen. We've seen him recently in the new Ford Mustang ad, and Sheryl Crow wails about his charm in her Grammy-winning song that carries his name. Tonight, TCM honors the man who is still so cool he's ice-cold with this 90- minute documentary. Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Attenborough and Martin Landau are just a few who reflect.
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March 8, 2007
A California film and production company has wrapped up filming in Washington County. The Santa Monica, Calif., company has been filming a History Channel episode about John Wilkes Booth and his escape from Washington, D.C., following the assassination of President Lincoln. More than 20 cast and crew members filmed in Williamsport, using a wooden bridge in the C&O Canal National Historic Park as the backdrop for a fleeing Booth. Tom Jennings Productions said that Williamsport was chosen because Washington County was film-friendly, and that the site was perfect for the network television project.
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August 23, 2004
Monday, Aug. 23 7 a.m. on Cinemax "The Man Without a Past" Time was when Cinemax didn't banish some of its "Vanguard" films to obscure times, but now the assumption seems to be that technology makes the hour irrelevant. Here, Markku Peltola stars as a man with amnesia who fares better after starting over. Tomorrow at 11:15 a.m., Zooey Deschanel and Paul Schneider in "All the Real Girls. " 8 p.m. on the History Channel "Targeted: Osama bin Laden" Under the unappealing title "Reign of Terror Week," the History Channel is looking at some truly unsavory characters.
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April 5, 2005
Tuesday, April 5 8 p.m. on the History Channel "Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death" More than 30 countries were affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami, which is said to have killed more people than all the tsunamis of the previous 150 years. This program combines accounts of survivors, explanations from scientists, and footage of the disaster. 8 p.m. on TCM "The Adventures of Errol Flynn" One of Hollywood's biggest stars of his era, Flynn (1909-59) was famous for an offscreen life that seemed to rival his movie exploits.
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April 21, 2007
"Sherman's March," a two-hour documentary that was filmed in part in Washington County, will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on the History Channel, according to a Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau press release. Washington County-based Historical Entertainment provided production assistance during filming, including providing Civil War re-enactors, location scouting and props, according to the release. Filming in Washington County took place in Boonsboro, at the Miller House in downtown Hagerstown and at the home of Pat and Taylor Lemkuhl, according to Russ Richards, CEO of Historical Entertainment.
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September 9, 2003
Tuesday, Sept. 9 8 p.m. on TCM "Rita" A new profile of Rita Hayworth looks at her career and a life that she often tried to keep private despite the demands of celebrity. She died of Alzheimer's disease in 1987. Five of Hayworth's films follow, starting with "Gilda" (1946, with Glenn Ford), the movie that established her sultry image. 9 p.m. on PBS "Art in the 21st Century" John Waters hosts the first of four episodes about 21 emerging and established American artists.
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August 24, 2004
Tuesday, Aug. 24 9:30 p.m. on the History Channel "The Real Dr. Evil" "Reign of Terror Week" continues with this look at North Korean President Kim Jong Il. Said to be one of the world's most powerful and dangerous leaders, Kim is feared especially because of his nuclear ambitions. Last year, Newsweek magazine dubbed him "Dr. Evil. " 10 p.m. on PBS "P.O.V. " Ed "Speedo" Jager is a standout in one of the quirkiest of all competitions - the demolition derby.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2011
There were different kinds of commands that echoed Thursday across the rolling hills of Antietam National Battlefield. "Quiet down! Don't Smile! Ready? Action!" shouted Tanner Barnett, an eight-grade student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown. Dressed in a red battle frock like the one worn by Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill, Barnett was directing one in a sequence of films that magnet students at the school researched, wrote and produced. The educational event, known as "Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student," was hosted by the nonprofit organization Journey Through Hallowed Ground.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 28, 2009
CASCADE -- Virginia Bruneske worked at Pen Mar Park from 1935 to 1941. She rented binoculars, worked in the carousel building and later worked in the photography studio, Bruneske said Saturday night before the premiere of "Greetings from Pen Mar: The Pen Mar Park Story," a documentary about the mountaintop landmark. Bruneske, who is one of the former employees featured in the documentary, used to live entire summers at the park, she said. Her mother worked in the park years before her, selling tickets to the carousel around the time of World War I, she said.
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July 19, 2008
The value of Civil War seminars What do a factory worker from Baltimore, a history teacher from Chambersburg, Pa., a nurse from New Jersey and a priest from Australia have in common? They all attend Chambersburg Civil War Seminars! Indeed, since the founding of these events in 1989, more than 6,000 men and women from 38 different states and four foreign countries have trekked to our area to take part in these educational seminars. These events have put us on the map, featuring top names in the Civil War field.
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November 19, 2007
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that a network television episode was completed in Washington County the weekend of Nov. 9 and 10. Much of the filming was done at Fort Frederick State Park, and included local participating organizations and individuals. "This project has been in the works for several weeks," said Convention and Visitors Bureau President Tom Riford. "We welcome film and television projects to our county. Our organization helped coordinate the location site, the hotel rooms, local fire and emergency services, the production company's need for animals, hay and straw, and several other items.
NEWS
April 21, 2007
"Sherman's March," a two-hour documentary that was filmed in part in Washington County, will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on the History Channel, according to a Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau press release. Washington County-based Historical Entertainment provided production assistance during filming, including providing Civil War re-enactors, location scouting and props, according to the release. Filming in Washington County took place in Boonsboro, at the Miller House in downtown Hagerstown and at the home of Pat and Taylor Lemkuhl, according to Russ Richards, CEO of Historical Entertainment.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
"Sherman's March" premieres at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, on The History Channel. Significant portions of the two-hour network television special were filmed in Washington County. The production company was JWM Productions, and the project was directed by Jon King, with Executive Producer Jason Williams. Washington County-based Historical Entertainment provided production assistance, including providing Civil War re-enactors, location scouting and securing, props and other essential production efforts.
NEWS
March 8, 2007
A California film and production company has wrapped up filming in Washington County. The Santa Monica, Calif., company has been filming a History Channel episode about John Wilkes Booth and his escape from Washington, D.C., following the assassination of President Lincoln. More than 20 cast and crew members filmed in Williamsport, using a wooden bridge in the C&O Canal National Historic Park as the backdrop for a fleeing Booth. Tom Jennings Productions said that Williamsport was chosen because Washington County was film-friendly, and that the site was perfect for the network television project.
NEWS
September 26, 2006
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a History Channel television network production company is filming in Hagerstown and Washington County. According to the CVB's Tom Riford, "We have been working on this project for a number of months. The CVB has helped with lodging needs, filming site locations, permit processing and a multitude of other details. " Riford said the television movie will be a Civil War episode scheduled to air sometime in February.
NEWS
June 27, 2006
"I'm calling about the person that was talking about the yearbooks being issued at the last day. I graduated 26 years ago, and I still look at my yearbook, because it was signed. It's really nice that the kids can be able to get their yearbooks signed because it's just something to look back on - memories. There are so many things I'd forgotten, and I read it again and it all comes back to me. I think the yearbooks should be given out at least a week before school's out. " - Hagerstown "I was watching on the History Channel about Vietnam protests.
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