New Original Documentary PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED Uncovers Startling New Revelations, Premiering December 5 on HBO Canada
— November 24, 2016
–Timely feature-length original documentary airs 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor –
– With exclusive access to Pulitzer-nominated author Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan’s forthcoming book, new evidence about the attack on Pearl Harbor documented –
TORONTO (November 24, 2016) – Seventy-five years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, HBO Canada presents a documentary that unearths fresh evidence about the tragic event in PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED. The 90-minute,documentary, commissioned by Bell Media’s The Movie Network, makes its debut Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET, offering an in-depth account of the unfolding attack through rare, gripping archival footage of the day and in-the-moment dramatic reconstruction. Following its premiere on HBO Canada, the historical thriller is available on demand and on TMN GO the next day.
PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED reveals new insight into events leading up to the attack. The documentary focuses on the story of Admiral Husband Kimmel, who was stripped of his rank, forced into obscurity, and accused of negligence. Working with Pulitzer-nominated author Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, the documentary has exclusive access to their forthcoming book, a journalistic investigation of Pearl Harbor based on startling new evidence from thousands of newly unearthed documents, letters, photos, and cooperation from Kimmel’s family. The film exposes U.S. intelligence and military mistakes that allowed the early warning signs of the attack to be missed, as well as Kimmel’s scapegoating. A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family’s Quest for Justice will be published in Canada on November 29, 2016 by Harper Collins.
PEARL HARBOR: THE ACCUSED is directed by Christopher Spencer (Race for the White House, Son of God), and executive produced by Alan Handel, Handel Productions Montreal) and (Tom Brisley, Arrow Media U.K.). For Bell Media, Production Executive is Robin Johnston. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER, Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and nine new series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About HBO Canada:
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