The Westerns Channel Celebrates the June 20 Birthday of Audie Murphy, The Most Decorated US Soldier of World War II
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday June 20th, Starz
Encore's Westerns channel celebrates Audie Murphy's birthday with a four-film
salute beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

    The films in the birthday salute are:

    8:00 p.m. "Posse From Hell" (1961) -- Loner Murphy agrees to pursue four
deadly outlaws after they've robbed a bank and kidnapped a young woman.
Co-starring Vic Morrow and Lee Van Cleef.

    9:35 p.m. "Ride Clear of Diablo" (1954) -- Cheerful gunslinger takes a
liking to newly minted deputy Murphy, who is seeking the cattle rustlers who
killed his family.  Co-starring Dan Duryea, Russell Johnson ("Gilligan
Island's" The Professor), Denver Pyle and Jack Elam.

    11:00 p.m. "Seven Ways to Sundown" (1960) -- Murphy is a Texas Ranger
assigned to bring in seasoned killer Barry Sullivan.

    12:30 a.m. "Walk the Proud Land" (1956) -- Murphy tries to quell strife
between Indians and settlers.  Co-starring Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, and Jay
Silverheels ("The Lone Ranger's" Tonto).

    The orphaned son of poor Texas sharecroppers, Audie Murphy rose to
national fame as World War II's most decorated GI, receiving 27 decorations,
including the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Murphy began his film career in
the late '40s after a Life Magazine cover (featuring the boyishly handsome
Texan) caught the eye of legendary actor James Cagney, who provided acting
training to the soldier.
    Starz Encore's Westerns, whose slogan is "Saddle Up with the Legends,"
launched in 1994 and is available on cable systems throughout the country and
direct to home satellite systems including DirecTV and EchoStar.  Film and
television cowboy icon Dennis Weaver has hosted the channel since 1997.
    Starz Encore Group LLC (Starz Encore) is the largest provider of cable and
satellite-delivered premium movie channels in the United States.  Starz Encore
owns 13 domestic channels and currently counts nearly 60 million pay units.
Starz Encore offers up to 12 channels of the Starz Encore Super Pak, which
comprises STARZ!, Encore, Action, Mystery, BET Movies, Westerns, STARZ!
Family, Love Stories, True Stories, STARZ! Theater, WAM! and STARZ! Cinema.
Additionally, Starz Encore also has the only low priced movie pak for
price-sensitive consumers, the Encore Movie Pak, featuring up to seven theme
channels.  Find programming information on the Web at
Starz Encore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Group

    CONTACT:  Steve Belgard, 303-267-5843, or Kate McCreary, 303-712-6269,
both of Starz Encore Group LLC; or Richard Hoffman for Starz Encore Group LLC,

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