BIO CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF ONE OF FILM & TELEVISION’S MOST BELOVED PERSONALITIES AND FORMER BIOGRAPHY HOST
BIO REMEMBERS: PETER GRAVES
TUESDAY, MARCH 16 AT 8 AM & 2 PM ET
New York, NY – March 15, 2010 – On Tuesday, March 16, BIO commemorates the life of one of film and television’s most beloved personalities and the former “Biography” host with “BIO Remembers: Peter Graves” at 8 AM ET/7 AM PT and 2 PM ET/1 PM PT. * Check local listings
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Peter Graves, a true talent and longtime member of the AETN family. By lending his legendary talents to the program, Peter was integral in the early success of the Biography franchise. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” said Abbe Raven, President and Chief Executive Officer of AETN.
Peter Graves’ career spanned more than 60 years in the American entertainment landscape: from the Nazi spy in Stalag 17 to the caring father in Fury, to his most renowned role as the heroic Jim Phelps in “Mission: Impossible” to the hilarious Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplaine! To serving as the long-time host of the Emmy® winning series “Biography.” “Bio Remembers” explores the life and work of Graves from his childhood in Minnesota, where he would learn the values that would take him from the snowy landscape of the Mid-West to Hollywood, where he would become one of the most identifiable actors on television. The series includes archival interviews with Graves, film and television footage and interviews with friends, relatives, directors, writers and fellow actors who help illuminate his contributions to film and television.
At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning “Biography®” series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes “I Survived…,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” “Psychic Investigators” and the William Shatner hosted talk show “Shatner’s Raw Nerve.” The 24-hour network is now available in more than 55 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.