Media Only Open Dress Rehearsal Schedule And Live Feeds For PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert

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Joe Mantegna (left) and Gary Sinise (right) host PBS' National Memorial Day Concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsfoto/Capital Concerts)
Joe Mantegna (left) and Gary Sinise (right) host PBS' National Memorial Day Concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsfoto/Capital Concerts)
Joe Mantegna (left) and Gary Sinise (right) host PBS' National Memorial Day Concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsfoto/Capital Concerts)
Joe Mantegna (left) and Gary Sinise (right) host PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsfoto/Capital Concerts)

Live from the U.S. Capitol Featuring Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, General Colin PowellAllison JanneyGraham GreeneJohn CorbettCharles EstenBrian TeeMary McCormackCynthia Erivo, Leona LewisMegan HiltyAlfie Boe and the National Symphony Orchestra –

WHAT: Open dress rehearsals for accredited media of the National Memorial Day Concert.
Note: The concert will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).

WHEN: 

SAT., MAY 26 

TALENT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (subject to change):

10:30A – 11:00A     

Charles Esten                       

11:00A – 11:30A    

Cynthia Erivo

11:30am – 12:00P    

Megan Hilty

12:00 – 12:30 P       

Alfie Boe

2:00P –  2:25P       

John Corbett and Brian Tee

2:25P – 2:50P        

Mary McCormack                                                                            

2:50P – 3:15P        

Allison Janney

3:15P – 3:40P      

Graham Greene                   

3:40P – 4:15P       

Lt. Dan Band            

4:15P – 5:00P       

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise                  

5:00 – 5:50P        

TBD

5:50 – 6:15P        

Leona Lewis

8:00 to 10:30 p.m.   

FULL CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL (see below for live feed info)

** CLOSED SET FRIDAY MAY 25 & SUNDAY MAY 27: NO MEDIA ACCESS **

WHERE: U.S. CAPITOL, WEST LAWN, IN FRONT OF THE STAGE.

ADMISSION: Admission is based on current, valid press credentials; call for information about on-site parking for media trucks.

LIVE FEED: Pool members — CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC — are invited to use the live program feed available at Verizon’s AVOC pool switch Source Port #05 by calling the ABC News (pool chair) assignment desk at 202-222-7700. The feed will be available in HD 1080i on Saturday, May 2620:00 – 22:30 EDT (full dress rehearsal) and Sunday, May 2720:00 – 21:30 EDT (live broadcast).

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All media are welcome to receive the live broadcast of the concert on PBS’s Digital Clear Feed which can be found on SES-3, C-Band Transponder 20 located at 103 degrees West Longitude. This service is an unencrypted digital clear feed with both a HD 1080i PID and a Standard Def. PID. (The digital IRD setup parameters follow on page two of this advisory.)

CREDIT: The maximum footage allowed for use is 3 minutes and the video credit which must be chyroned while footage is broadcast is National Memorial Day Concert/PBS.

CONTACT: Technical contact for all other information and for assistance on site is:
Tad Scripter/Capital Concerts, Inc.
Cell phone: (818) 903-5711

PBS FEED:   

The PBS digital clear feed can be received by readily-available digital consumer receivers. The feed is on Transponder 20 of the SES-3 satellite located at 103 degrees West Longitude.

Technical parameters of the feed are:

SES-3, 103 degrees West Longitude
C-Band Transponder 20 (Vertical polarization)
DVB-S QPSK modulation
Carrier Center Frequency: 4091 Mhz (1059 Mhz L-Band)
Symbol rate: 14.028731 Msps

The feed is MCPC with two services:

1.  High Definition Service:  MPEG Service # 3

Video PID:

49 (decimal) / 31 (hex)

MPEG-2

Audio1 PID:    

52 (decimal) / 34 (hex)

MPEG (Main Pgm L+R)

Audio2 PID:  

53 (decimal) / 35 (hex)

MPEG (DVI)

Audio3 PID:     

54 (decimal) / 36 (hex)

MPEG (SAP)

Audio4 PID:     

55 (decimal) / 37 (hex)

Dolby AC-3 2.0/5.1 (Main Pgm)

Closed Captions:

608 & 708

2.  Standard Definition Service:  MPEG Service # 11

Video PID: 

177 (decimal) / B1 (hex)

MPEG-2

Audio1 PID:   

180 (decimal) / B4 (hex)

MPEG (Main Pgm L+R)

Audio2 PID:      

181 (decimal) / B5 (hex)

MPEG (L – DVI; R – SAP)

Closed Captions:

608 & 708