PBS Guam to air 77th Liberation Day Virtual Parade and month-long special programming

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Pia Mia was one of the biggest entertainment draws of the 75th Liberation celebration. This year, the parade will be done virtually. (PNC file photo)

PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12 and the office of the Governor of Guam are proud to announce the commencement of the 77th Guam Liberation Day Celebrations with a 3-part series on Liberation Day, and month-long programming line-up.

The special program will take you village to village as PBS pays tribute to those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifices for us to live as we do today.

The theme of this 3-part special program revolves around surviving and finally thriving, 77 years after the war that changed Guam and its people forever.

Experience over 3 hours of exclusive interviews both past and present accompanied by never seen before musical performances by Guam’s newest generation of local musicians and breathtaking scenic views of our beautiful island home.

Below is the program guide for PBS Guam’s month-long programming celebration and commemoration of the 77th Liberation of Guam.  Throughout the month of July, PBS Guam will broadcast weekly programming relative to the Japanese Occupation, Liberation of Guam, and of course, highlight our most memorable parades of the past.

Ina Carillo, general manager of PBS Guam states, “On Liberation Day, July 21st, I invite the community to gather with friends and family, BBQ, and enjoy a Liberation watch party.   Beginning at 9:00 am, there will be a full day of programming to consist of our Liberation Special, “A Tribute to Guam’s Liberation”, Virtual 77th Liberation Day Parade, “Village to Village, We Are Survivors”, and a musical tribute, “77th Guam Liberation Legacy Concert.” A re-broadcast of the 75th Liberation Day Parade will air immediately after at 11:30 am followed by a re-broadcast of the programming.”

Below is the 77th Liberation Day programming line-up and month long programming guide relative to the Japanese Occupation, Liberation of Guam and, highlights our most memorable parades of the past.  All programming will be streamed live for Guamanians near and far via our YouTube and PBS Video App (available on any major app store).

SUNDAYS IN JULY ON PBS GUAM, KGTF CHANNEL 12

7/4 @ 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.: LIBERATION 40 (1994)

7/11 @ 1 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.:  55TH GUAM LIBERATION DAY (1999)

7/18 @ 1 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.:  70TH GUAM LIBERATION DAY (2014)

7/24 @ 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.: 77TH GUAM LIBERATION DAY (2021)

TUESDAYS IN JULY ON PBS GUAM, KGTF CHANNEL 12

7/6 @ 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.: “AN ISLAND INVADED”

7/13 @ 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.: “WAR FOR GUAM”

7/20 @ 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.: “2020 PBS LIBERATION SPECIAL”

7/27 @ 6 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.: “LIBERATING GUAM: THE U.S. COMES BACK”

2021 LIBERATION DAY LINE UP ON PBS GUAM, KGTF CHANNEL 12 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021

9:00 A.M.               Part 1:  A Tribute to Guam’s Liberation

9:30 A.M.              Part 2: “77th Guam Liberation Virtual Parade, Village to Village, We Are Survivors”

11:00 A.M.            Part 3: 77th Guam Liberation: A Legacy Concert

11:30 A.M.            75TH GUAM LIBERATION DAY PARADE (REBROADCAST)

4:00 P.M.               Part 1:  A Tribute to Guam’s Liberation (REBROADCAST)

4:30 P.M.               Part 2: “77th Guam Liberation Virtual Parade, Village to Village We Are Survivors” (REBROADCAST)

6:00 P.M.               Part 3: 77th Guam Liberation: A Legacy Concert (REBROADCAST)

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021

9:00 A.M.               Part 1:  A Tribute to Guam’s Liberation

9:30 A.M.              Part 2: “77th Guam Liberation Virtual Parade, Village to Village We Are Survivors”

11:00 A.M.            Part 3: 77th Guam Liberation: A Legacy Concert

11:30 A.M.            75TH GUAM LIBERATION DAY PARADE (REBROADCAST)

4:00 P.M.               Part 1:  A Tribute to Guam’s Liberation (REBROADCAST)

4:30 P.M.               Part 2: “77th Guam Liberation Virtual Parade, Village to Village We Are Survivors” (REBROADCAST)

6:00 P.M.               Part 3: 77th Guam Liberation: A Legacy Concert (REBROADCAST)

(PBS Guam Release)

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