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Documentary Channel Taking a ‘Trip’

This July, Documentary Channel (DOC) hits the road for its second annual “American Road Trip,” featuring a series of documentary films exploring unique stories from across the United States.

The special line-up starts with the U.S. television premiere of “Wild Horses & Renegades” on July 1 (8p ET/PT). An eye-opening film confronting the debacle of wild horse management in Western federal lands, “Wild Horses & Renegades” features interviews with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortensen, Raoul Trujillo, Daryl Hannah and “Dances with Wolves” author Michael Blake. They will join former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) in calling attention to the purposeful extinction of America’s wild horse population.

Sunday, July 15, will bring the U.S. television premiere of “Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good” (8p ET/PT). From director Jonathan Flora, the film shares the inspiring story of actor Gary Sinise and his vow to never forget those Americans who lost their lives on 9/11. Following Sinise and his “Lt. Dan Band” in performances for U.S. men and women in uniform, “Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good” honors their remarkable efforts to support the heroic first responders, their families, and the wonderful citizens that support them.

Also part of this year’s “American Road Trip” is the US television premiere of director Damon Ristau’s whimsical feature, “The Bus” (July 29, 8p ET/PT). Executive produced by Documentary Channel’s James Ackerman and Kate Pearson, “The Bus” is the entertaining story of the Volkswagen Bus; a vehicle synonymous with freedom, love, friendship, breakdowns, and adventure.

Also part of “American Road Trip”

    “Test Site” (July 8, 8p ET/PT) — Love, survival, myth, ritual, music, speed and death in the North American desert.
    “Wild Wheels” (July 8, 9:30p ET/PT) — Harrod Blank’s comic and revealing exploration of personally customized automobiles, known as Art Cars.
    “God’s Architects” (July 22, 8p ET/PT) — Tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic creations.
    “Landlocked” (July 22, 10p ET/PT) — The story behind South Carolina’s infamous striped bass fishing popularity.

Documentary Channel is primarily available through satellite television services DISH Network (Channel 197) and DIRECTV (Channel 267).

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