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AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL PARTNERS WITH TIME INC.’S PEOPLE® TO PRESENT THE 2017 RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD IN MEMORY OF 9/11 HERO WELLES REMY CROWTHER

Nominations for This Year’s Winner Are Now Being Accepted at AHCtv.com/redbandanna

(Silver Spring, MD, May 9, 2017)—American Heroes Channel (AHC) announced today a new multi-platform partnership with People, America’s most popular weekly magazine brand, to present the 2017 RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD. AHC and People kicked off the nationwide search for the winner of the 2017 RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD, given to the ultimate everyday hero who goes above and beyond to make a difference in the world. Created by AHC and the Crowther Charitable Trust in 2015, the RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD honors the selfless actions of Welles Remy Crowther, also known as “The Man in the Red Bandanna,” who, according to survivor accounts, saved as many as 12 people following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with People to celebrate the extraordinary actions of ordinary people who selflessly rise to the occasion for the greater good,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager and executive vice president, American Heroes Channel. “I am truly humbled to join People and the Crowther family in celebrating Welles’s memory by presenting this year’s RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD to a deserving hero.”

“For more than 40 years, People has been celebrating heroes, and our Heroes Among Us series is one of our most popular franchises,” said Jess Cagle, editor in chief, People. “We are proud to honor Welles Remy Crowther by partnering with AHC to celebrate the winner of the 2017 RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD.”

As the official media partner for 2017, People will feature new and exclusive Red Bandanna content through a series of hero profiles, editorial features and digital videos leading up to the awards ceremony at the Red Bandanna Game to be held this fall at Welles’s alma mater, Boston College. Nominations for this year’s winner are being accepted now through July 4, 2017, at AHCtv.com/redbandanna.

The winner of the 2017 RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice, as well as a trip for two to attend the annual primetime Red Bandanna Game at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, on October 27, 2017, versus Florida State. In addition, this year’s winner will be featured in People, as well as in an all-new, 60-minute Red Bandanna special by Time Inc. Productions premiering this fall on AHC.

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ABOUT AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL
American Heroes Channel (AHC) is television’s home for high-quality history content. Embracing the totality of history through the incredible, brave and infamous characters that have fought for what they believe in and have driven change, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world and the great defenders of our freedom. After all, heroes make history. Currently in nearly 60 million U.S. homes, AHC is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer, reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com, facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV.

ABOUT PEOPLE
Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social), bringing millions of consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of People’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. And now, the People/Entertainment Weekly Network app offers a free, advertiser-supported OTT streaming video service. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in NYC with reporters worldwide. For more information, visit People.com and Timeinc.com, and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the People channel on YouTube and on Snapchat’s Discover.

ABOUT TIME INC.
Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 170 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom.

For more information about the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, please visit http://www.crowthertrust.org/.

For more information about the RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD, please visit AHCtv.com/redbandanna

 

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017