White House goes Hollywood for troops
October 12th, 2011
11:44 AM ET
3 years ago

White House goes Hollywood for troops

Washington (CNN) - Some of entertainment's biggest names have teamed up with the White House to film public service announcements that call on Americans to honor members of the military, their families and veterans.

According to the White House, actor Tom Hanks, director Steven Spielberg, and media mogul Oprah Winfrey each star in a separate PSA, which will air on several major network and cable channels over the coming weeks.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. willard

    Replbician are finshed vote over to presdient obama alright

    October 12, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    He should try to get Hank Williams, Jr. to do one. Seriously, it will go a long way to clean up his image.

    October 12, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. NYC REPUB

    God bless the troops, and the entire defense department!!! Obama 2012!!

    October 12, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. R

    @ willard
    This has nothing to do with Republicans or President Obama, or even these Hollywood stars. However, it does have everything to do with our brave men and women in our armed forces, their families and all veterans that have sacrificed so much of themselves for the freedoms we have today.

    October 12, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. diridi

    We have been waiting to see Harrison Ford movies...please make him act in it....

    October 12, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Ed DFWTX

    The best way we could honor our military is to get them out of Afghanistan, Iraq and never again get our country involved in wars that drain our economy of over 8 trillion dollars that could have been spent on our infrastructive and people.

    October 12, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. Action..not acting...!

    There needs to be an action plan to grow the country's economy, unite business government and the people to think as one.........acting is actiing and never solved anything.......!

    October 12, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. Po Cho

    "White House goes Hollywood for Troops"
    Does this mean they are showcsing spitting on our returning Troops.
    Or picketing them & breaking windows in recruiting stations?

    October 12, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Apparently commenting on Herman Cain is more important to GOPers than taking a moment to honor the many thousands of courageous men and women who at this very moment are fighting to protect Mr. Cain and his first amendment rights to spew whatever nonsense he feels is necessary to keep himself in the media limelight.

    A heartfelt thank you to all who honorably serve (or have served) the United States of America. May God keep you and your families safe.

    October 12, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |