4TROOPS: Live from the Intrepid Premieres Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

Release Date: 06/04/2010

Encore Presentations Air Sunday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.

4Troops is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. 4Troops include: Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo. Don’t miss the debut performance 4Troops: Live from the Intrepid on Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with encore presentations on Sunday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
 
For the Tuesday, June 8th broadcast, members of 4Troops will be live in the CPTV studio talking about the making of the program, their experiences and how music and unity helped them through a war.
 
While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. They would sing at everything from large military events to more intimate settings, including memorial services to remember those that had been lost. 4Troops now come together for a singular purpose: to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs.
 
4Troops: Live from the Intrepid features not only well-known patriotic, pop and country songs but also a selection of gospel favorites. At times, the group is accompanied by Broadway Inspirational Voices, a gospel ensemble comprised of theatre actors. Songs performed in the special include a new rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel, Lonestar’s I’m Already There, Amazing Grace, an emotional interpretation of Luther Vandross’s Dance with My Father, and of course, America the Beautiful.
 
During the broadcast of 4Troops: Live from the Intrepid, CPTV will offer viewers an opportunity to see them at their upcoming local concert. Tickets will be offered through CPTV’s Red Carpet Experience series.
 
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including
UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org. 
 
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