The Long-Awaited Documentary on Pan Am Is Here !
A New PBS Documentary Series about Pan American Airways
by Moreno/Lyons Productions
in association with
The Pan Am Historical Foundation
National release date:
May 18, 2020
When the China Clipper took off for the first scheduled flight to Manila on November 22, 1935, it riveted the attention of people around the world. At that moment Pan Am vaulted to a commanding position and the world changed forever as a result. That's the story brought to life in "Across the Pacific." Newly unearthed archival motion pictures, photographs, and original sound recordings as well as stunning graphics, help bring this history back to life. The film by Moreno/Lyons Productions tells the epic story of how Pan American Airways became the first to bridge the mighty Pacific - the first airline to cross any ocean. Focusing in particular on the contributions of Pan Am’s visionary leader Juan Trippe, aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky, and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz, the three-part program will be broadcast on public television, beginning May 18th, 2020.
Thank you for your support over the years leading to the culmination of this project!
"ACROSS THE PACIFIC" PBS DATES & TIMES - UPDATED DAILY
STREAMING NOW ON PBS.ORG:
Three 1-Hour Episodes
Airline executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane builder Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz join forces to build an airline to Latin America as Pan Am takes flight.
2. “Latin Laboratory”.
Pan Am builds larger flying boats and harnesses radio for navigation as it dominates service to Latin America. Juan Trippe’s plans to cross the Atlantic are dashed when Britain bars his planes from landing. So he sets his sights on the Pacific instead.
3. “Another Ocean”.
Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing the China Clipper to hopscotch across the world’s widest ocean by landing at five stepping stone islands: Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.
How You Can View “Across the Pacific”
US Television Premiere: May 2020
VPM PBS (Richmond Virginia Public Television) will premiere “Across the Pacific” on three consecutive Thursdays -- May 21, May 28 and June 4, 2020 -- at 9PM.
In the US:
Beginning May 18, 2020 all PBS stations will be able to broadcast the "Across the Pacific" series via American Public TV:
Look here for your local station and broadcast information: https://aptonline.org/catalog/ACROSS-THE-PACIFIC
You can also contact your local Public Television stations directly, and inquire when the series will be broadcast and streamed online. Use the American Public Television Station Finder to search by state: https://aptonline.org/pages/viewers/Index-Stations+Near+You
Outside the US:
“Across the Pacific” will be distributed in locations outside the USA through TVF International.
• Streaming Now on PBS.org. https://www.pbs.org/video/across-the-pacific-airborne-8ms7qa/
• Starting June 18th 2020 purchase "Across the Pacific" by Moreno/Lyons Productions online via Apple iTunes. For more info go to https://www.acrossthepacific.net
• Beginning November 18th 2020 "Across the Pacific" will be available to stream, free for members of Amazon Prime.
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