ELISABETH HASSELBECK HAS BEEN TAPPED AS HOST OF NEW CMT SERIES “ANGELS AMONG US” PREMIERING SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9:00 P.M. ET
Series Explores Real-Life Encounters with Angels, Beginning with Stories of Survival from 9/11
NASHVILLE – September 8, 2011 – CMT has tapped popular TV personality and Daytime Emmy® Award winner Elisabeth Hasselbeck as host of its new series, ANGELS AMONG US, premiering Thursday, September 15 at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The four-episode series features everyday men and women who believe they were delivered from tragedy through angelic encounters. The true-life stories will be told through interviews with the survivors, eye-witness accounts and reenactments. Ranging from catastrophic car crashes to tornadoes, debilitating illnesses and the biggest terrorist attack in U.S. history, the show focuses on the tales of triumph told in the survivors’ own words.
The debut episode of ANGELS AMONG US will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, featuring Genelle Guzman-McMillan, Ron DiFrancesco and John Yates, whose lives were forever changed when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Guzman-McMillan was on the 13th floor of World Trade Tower One when it collapsed on top of her. As hope faded, she believes an angel held her hand until she became the last victim pulled from the rubble 27 hours later. DiFrancesco was one of only four people survivors from above the impact zone of Tower Two, escaping death after he heard an otherworldly voice urging him to run into the fire. At the Pentagon, Yates pushed through massive injuries towards safety with the help of something extraordinary.
ANGELS AMONG US is produced by Emmy Award-winning GRB Entertainment (“Intervention,” “Aftermath With William Shatner,” and “Untold Stories of the ER”), with Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton and Tammy Wood serving as executive producers. Melanie Moreau and Jayson Dinsmore are executive producers for CMT.
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