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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

The Ghost Army Headed to PBS!

PBS has selected The Ghost Army for nationwide prime-time broadcast in 2013!

The exact airdate has yet to be determined.

“Your documentary gives an entertaining and informative account of a facet of WWII that has been rarely told on American television. We applaud your fine work and your dedication to the project.  We are very excited to have The Ghost Army as part of our national line-up!”  

--Jalyn Henton, Sr. Program Associate, General Audience Programming, PBS

This is thrilling news for the production team, all the veterans and their families, and everyone who has supported the project with donations, encouragement, and feedback. This is what we have all worked toward for so many years. We now have the opportunity to reach millions of PBS viewers with the story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.

Moving Forward

PBS will provide a prime-time slot for the film, but as of now they are not offering any funding. While we now have nearly enough money to complete the theatrical/DVD version of the film, which should be finished by the end of the month, we will need to secure additional funds for the PBS broadcast version.  This will pay for:  

-Final Editing costs

-Production of required promos and trailers

-Errors and Omissions Insurance (required for network broadcast)

-Closed Captioning  (Ditto)

-Station Relations Campaign
Individual PBS stations have a great deal of autonomy over whether air programs on the PBS national schedule. We need to mount a station relations campaign to “sell” the film to program directors at major market PBS stations.

-Public Relations Campaign
To ensure that the television premiere of The Ghost Army gets the media attention needed to bring viewers to the broadcast.

All-in-all, we probably need to raise another $50,000 to cover all these costs, and we'll start working on that in the coming weeks. But for now, we're taking a moment to savor and celebrate the good news.

PBS has selected The Ghost Army for nationwide prime-time broadcast in 2013!