The film was produced by former US Air Force combat cameraman Ian J Connors and Glenn Osten Anderson, a Military.com alumnus and current Senior Producer for BBC News’ Washington bureau. Inspired by a piece in Runner's World Magazine by Spousebuzz and Military.com's Amy Bushatz, the film profiles a group that uses distance running as both a way to honor the more than 2000 American military personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001 and to deal with their own personal grief.
Lisa and John Hallett
Both the Runner's World story and To Remember profile Lisa Hallett, who lost her husband US Army Captain John Hallett to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009. In an effort to cope in the aftermath, Hallett and fellow spouse Erin O'Connor led the drive to create an organization that now has strong chapters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state and at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The powers that be at the BBC haven't made any embeddable video available to our audience, but you can watch a shorter version of the film at the BBC News website.
If you want to see the entire film, though, you'll have to watch it live on TV or record it with your DVR. Not every cable system carries the network, but you can try to track down your channel here (DirecTV customers seem to be out of luck on this one). Once you've located the channel on your system, To Remember is showing at the following times (all listings are for Eastern Daylight time).
BBC World News
Friday 25 Apr 930PM
Saturday 26 Apr 430AM
Sunday 27 Apr 1030AM
Sunday 27 April 430PM
ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICA BROADCASTS:
Sunday 27 April 830PM
Thursday 1 May 730PM