History, Education Dept. in Holiday Spirit

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The History Channel and the U.S. Department of Education have formed a
partnership to create and produce special programming celebrating America’s
civic holidays.

The documentaries will air on the network and The History Channel
Classroom.

Currently, three of the half-hour documentaries are being produced to explain
the history of Veterans Day, to air this November; Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
slated for January; and Labor Day, to premiere in September 2004.

Additionally, History will air a President’s Day special in 2004, which was
produced by Calliope Films Inc.

The joint announcement was made Monday by History executive vice president
and general manager Dan Davids and U.S. secretary of education Rod Paige at The
Academy of American Studies in Long Island City, N.Y. New York City Schools
chancellor Joel Klein was also on the scene.

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