SOURCE: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

February 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Fox Home Entertainment Supports National Law Enforcement Museum

In Recognition of "COPS" 20th Anniversary DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents Check at NASCAR Race

FONTANA, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2008) - A Saturday night staple on FOX television since its premiere in 1989, "COPS" has provided viewers with a compelling, up-close perspective on the work of America's law enforcement officers. Now, in recognition of the February 19th release of the "COPS 20th Anniversary Edition" DVD, Fox Home Entertainment, along with the series creator and executive producer, John Langley, are lending their support to the first-ever national museum dedicated to telling the story of law enforcement in the United States.

On Sunday, February 24, Mr. Langley presents a $10,000 check from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) toward the capital campaign for the National Law Enforcement Museum, an architecturally inspiring, world-class museum scheduled to open in Washington, DC, in 2011. The donation to Museum representative John Shanks takes place immediately prior to the Auto Club 500 NASCAR race at the California Speedway. To commemorate the release of the "COPS 20th Anniversary Edition" DVD, Fox Home Entertainment asked Mr. Langley to select a charitable cause to which TCFHE could make a contribution.

"John Langley has been an influential and passionate supporter of law enforcement for years," said Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which is leading the effort to build the museum. "We are very pleased that Fox Home Entertainment is honoring John's work on behalf of law enforcement with this generous donation," Mr. Floyd added.

Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the planned National Law Enforcement Museum is a 95,000 square foot, mostly underground museum to be located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Set to open in 2011, the Museum features high-tech, interactive exhibitions, interesting historical and contemporary artifacts, and extensive educational programming. Groundbreaking is scheduled for later in 2008.

The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with approximately $33 million raised to date. For more information, including a virtual tour of the museum, visit

The "COPS 20th Anniversary Edition" DVD features the "20th Season Special," the original pilot, five hours of new content, commentaries by Mr. Langley and two "best of" compilation episodes spanning 20 seasons.

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