Iconic Hollywood actor Tom Selleck finished up two days of narration in Los Angeles, California this week as part of his role as the voice of Tim Gray Media and The World War II Foundation’s 17th overall documentary film, “Remember Pearl Harbor”.
Selleck, who starred for years as “Magnum, P.I.” and now in CBS’ “Blue Bloods,” is the chief narrator for the one and a half-hour documentary, which will make its official premiere at Pearl Harbor on December 4th, 2016 as part of the official 75th anniversary commemoration ceremonies.
“Having Tom lend his voice to this project is very meaningful,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation and the Director and Producer of “Remember Pearl Harbor”.
“Besides having a truly outstanding voice, he was a member of the National Guard when he was younger and obviously knows Honolulu and Pearl Harbor well from his days filming Magnum, P.I. in Hawaii,” Gray continued.
“Tom was wonderful to work with and did multiple takes on each read because he understood the significance of the film. He would not stop his narration of each sentence until he felt satisfied he had the right tone. He was a true professional,” Gray said.
Also in attendance at the premiere in December will be the survivors of the USS Arizona, in addition to other Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans.
“Remember Pearl Harbor” focuses on the personal stories of those who were there and witnessed the start of World War II for America.
The film features interviews with veterans, Hawaiian citizens and even a rare interview with Mitsuo Fuchida, the leader of the Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941.
TGM/WWII Foundation films rank in the top-5 of most requested programs by PBS stations nationally.
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