AmericanLife TV to Honor Altman


AmericanLife TV Network will pay tribute to the life of director, writer and producer Robert Altman by airing episodes he directed from 1960s series Combat!.

Altman, who died Nov. 20, directed several episodes of the military-drama skein, five of which will air on consecutive nights beginning Dec. 4 on the baby-boomer-targeted network, AmericanLife TV officials said.

“Altman’s work during the first season of the acclaimed war drama in 1962-63 has barely been acknowledged in all the glowing write-ups in recent days,” AmericanLife TV president and chief operating officer Larry Meli said in a prepared statement. “Viewers of this special week will see some of the TV medium’s greatest work ever.”

Turner Classic Movies will also pay tribute to Altman this weekend.