Janson Media announced today that it has licensed the documentary Gateway Arch: A Reflection Of America (1 x 58′) to Alhurra Television, airing in the Middle East and Arabic speaking countries in Northern Africa. The film celebrates St. Louis’ most identifiable landmark that recently reached its 46th year anniversary.
Narrated by academy award-winner and St. Louis native Kevin Kline, The Gateway Arch chronicles for the first time the complete story of this great American symbol. People said that it would fall and that a poorly funded project would leave the nation with a half finished monument. In the end, it would become an international symbol of the United States.
The Gateway Arch is an architectural and design masterpiece that has touched everyone who has touched it. From the individuals who worked tirelessly to champion funding, to the Steel Workers who dangled 630 feet in the air during construction, it is a triumph that will forever mark the lives of those involved with it. More than just a dry historical record, this movie presents a message of optimism, the human capacity to pursue dreams and America’s ability to achieve great things.
Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) is primarily news and information network. Alhurra hosts a number of discussion programs that examine political and social issues of interest to the audience in the Middle East, airing viewpoints not often discussed freely in the region. The network also provides information on a variety of topic such as health, science, technology and sports and entertainment news. Recent surveys by ACNielsen and other international research companies show that Alhurra has consistently averaged approximately 26 million weekly viewers for the last three years. Alhurra broadcasts on the Nilesat and Arabsat satellites in the Middle East. It is operated by the non-profit corporation “The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.” (MBN). MBN is financed by the U.S. Government through a grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency. The BBG serves oversight and as a firewall to protect the professional independence and integrity of the broadcasters. For more information on Alhurra visit www.alhurra.com.