American Public Television has announced it has begun distribution of Across the Pacific, a new 3-hour documentary TV series about the birth of transoceanic airline travel, the company said.
The just-completed program is the work of Moreno/Lyons Productions, an independent Boston-based media company, working in association with the Pan Am Historical Foundation, Inc. (PAHF), the premier source of authoritative information about Pan American World Airways. Virginia Public Media, the program´s presenting PBS station, will premiere the series on May 21st.
The producers took five years to craft this story for public television, using dramatic recreations of historical events, complemented by insightful interviews with authors and historians. They uncovered long-lost archival photographs, recordings, and motion pictures that had been locked away for decades.
The PAHF is a member-supported non-profit educational organization founded in 1992.