Two-Night Event “The Great War” Will Premiere May 27 on HISTORY

The History Channel is set to premiere a new two-part documentary series, “The Great War,” on May 27 and 28, 2024. Executive produced by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, the series will look into America’s complex journey from isolationism to becoming a global power during World War I.

The four-hour documentary will cover critical years, 1917 and 1918, through the intertwined stories of three different groups. It will showcase their separate yet connected narratives, experiences, immense contributions, and the extreme adversity they faced during those pivotal years of battle.

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The series will feature General John J. Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Forces, Michael B. Ellis, a young soldier fighting with the Army’s Big Red One, and a group of courageous African American soldiers, including Henry Johnson and Horace Pippin, whose regiment became known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Despite facing shocking racism at home, these soldiers earned France’s highest battlefield award.

“The Great War” is produced by RadicalMedia in association with Roberts’ Rock’n Robin Productions and GroupM Motion Entertainment. It will air on The History Channel at 8 pm ET/PT across the two nights.

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