March 11th, 2010
01:27 PM ET
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White House to get preview of HBO series

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are expected to attend a White House viewing Thursday of their new HBO mini-series ‘The Pacific.’
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are expected to attend a White House viewing Thursday of their new HBO mini-series ‘The Pacific.’

Washington (CNN) - A group of Hollywood heavyweights and military veterans will attend a preview of HBO's new mini-series "The Pacific" at the White House Thursday.

The president, the first lady and the producers of the series, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, are expected to be at the viewing in the White House screening room.

The miniseries which debuts on March 14 follows three U.S. Marines through their battles during the war, HBO says. HBO is owned by Time Warner, which is also the parent company of CNN.

Also expected to attend the event are the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor Gen. Jim Jones and members of Congress.

The screening Thursday will come after a ceremony at the National WWII Memorial. The ceremony will be a tribute to about 250 World War II veterans.


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  1. BootsC

    Where do all these political wacco's come from?

    Are you so blinded by your own ideological beliefs that you can't see both parties have their hands in the back pockets of corporate america.

    Are you filled with so much hatred that your unwilling to acknowledge the sacrifice of those in previous generations. Yes Hollywood will likely take liberties with the story line, but really have you no intellectual capacity to sort the wheat from the chaff?

    How many of you have ever worn the uniform of this great country in peace time? How many have served in combat? i doubt that most of the most vociferous even vote.

    If the series gives reason to pause over the struggles of our vets from past and present struggles the time spent viewing this mineseries will not be in vain.

    March 11, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. you're all buttmonkeys

    expect a wicked liberal slant. i'm just sayin.

    March 11, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. all the news that's fit to omit

    Typical of Owebama sheep who only get news from one source, you FOOLS happy that Hanks said that we only atacked Japan because we are racist?

    As a military veteran, I hope one of my brothers punches the anti-American, liberal coward Hanks right in the face.

    My bad, nobody heard his remarks, move on, NO story here.......

    We attacked Japan because we were/are racists.

    Five minutes Hanks, I would own you jerk.

    Typical of Owebama's type of crowd though, as we all know "america is a downright nasty place" right Shelly??????

    March 11, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. earl fey

    If every one signed their name do you think we would have more civil and intelligent comments. Some comments appear to be posted by cowards who do bot want to be the victim of the constitional righr for the accused to face their accuser. Rember the Marine who sent a lady to call Rep Murtha [sp?] a coward becauise he was too cowasdly to do it himself;

    March 11, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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