HDNet to Re-run Walter Reed Concert
09.30.2008 - HDNet has scheduled repeat showings of “John Mellencamp Live at Walter Reed,” the landmark April 28, 2007 concert from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. that was originally shown live on the channel. The full concert will run again on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9:40 p.m. (Eastern), and will be offered also on Oct. 6 and Oct. 12.
Also on Oct. 6, HDNet will re-run “The Plain Truth – Dan Rather with John Mellencamp,” which originally ran on July 4, 2007 following a re-run of the Walter Reed concert. Taped in his recording studio in Bloomington, the program features Mellencamp’s discussion with Rather concerning the concert as well as his music career.
“John Mellencamp Live at Walter Reed” took place in Building #41, the historic Old Red Cross Building situated on the grounds of the fabled Medical Center. The building had a capacity of 230, and the audience was made up largely of wounded and injured service people being treated there. The concert and the events surrounding it were documented in “John Mellencamp: The Concert At Walter Reed,” a book that includes photographs by Elaine Irwin Mellencamp that is available at concerts and in the STORE.