CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - TV Worldwide, since 1999, a pioneering web-based global TV network, has been selected by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to produce a series of webcasts, leading up to a national fundraising Veterans Day Telethon simulcast via satellite and the web benefiting the VVMF's new multi-media Education Center at The Wall. The Telethon will begin at 10 AM ET on November 11, 2011 and will be featured on VVMF TV, the new Internet TV Channel that TV Worldwide has developed with VVMF for launch during the Telethon, at www.VVMF.TV. TV Worldwide will also feature the webcast on its Internet TV channel for the community of America's veterans, USVets TV (www.USVets.TV) for the ninth consecutive year.
The 11/11/11 Veterans Day Telethon event webcast will feature appearances by well-known national media journalists and guests to include Bob Schieffer of CBS News, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, Kelly Wright of the Fox News Channel, former U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and syndicated radio host Rusty Humphries, whose father died in Vietnam. The Telethon webcast will include live coverage of the Veterans Day Ceremony at The Wall to begin at 1 PM ET, where more than 3,000 Vietnam veterans and supporters are expected to attend. Vietnam veterans and their relatives from around the U.S. will also be participating via web video conference interactively with event hosts as each hour covers a different theme from the Vietnam War
"We are pleased to again work with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to launch the VVMF-TV Internet TV Channel, with this important national Veterans Day Telethon fund-raising webcast to support The Education Center at The Wall," said Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "Our goal during the programming for the Telethon webcast is to offer a unique historical perspective on The Wall and honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice, with some of the stories behind those 58,000 names."
"As we head into the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 2012, we are excited about the launch of VVMF TV with this special Veterans Day Telethon webcast to help support our goal to build The Education Center at The Wall," said Jan C. Scruggs, Founder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
The Veterans Day Telethon webcast at the Wall, caps off VVMF TV coverage of a series of events around the country that began in October at Times Square in New York City, where HISTORY, joined the VVMF's Call for Photos, a nationwide campaign to collect a photograph for each of the 58,272 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall. More than 35,000 photos are still needed to complete the display, which will be exhibited at The Education Center at the Wall.
People around the world can participate online during the Veterans Day Telethon Webcast, accessible through www.vvmf.TV, www.USVets.tv and www.TVWorldwide.com where it will also be archived after the event for a full year. In addition, the simulcast will be available to broadcast media outlets via satellite at transponder coordinates to be made public shortly.
The Education Center at The Wall is a place on our National Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, the Education Center at The Wall is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art visitor's center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had their friends and family members, their home towns, and the Nation. The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,272 men and women on "The Wall," honoring those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served. For more information, visit www.buildthecenter.org.
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Support the Education Center at The Wall by visiting www.buildthecenter.org, calling 866-990-WALL, or by texting "WALL" to 2022.
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 30 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) and as a member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Corporate Council.