History Channel, White House Team Up

1/15/2004 9:54 AM Eastern

In an effort to empower citizens to help preserve national landmarks, The History Channel has teamed up with the White House to launch a campaign tied the to the network's "Save Our History" initiative.

Save Our History will work with the White House's Preserve America initiative -- developed in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Commerce -- to encourage teachers, students, preservation organizations and communities to come together to help preserve the nation's national and local heritage, including landmarks, sites and artifacts, History executive vice president and general manager Dan Davids said during a Thursday ceremony held in the East Room of the White House.

"A preservation effort this expansive, and involving so many communities and preservation organizations, can really make a difference," Davids said in a prepared statement. "The History Channel is committed to history education and historic preservation, and the Save Our History campaign provides millions of Americans with a unique opportunity to do something special for their own communities."

He added, "We’re proud to be working with Laura Bush and Preserve America on this truly outstanding venture."

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