Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2013. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones. The series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program such that the title includes the name of the sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Love Is Never Silent is a 1985 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie aired on CBS December 9, 1985 and stars Mare Winningham and Cloris Leachman. It is based on the novel by Joanne Greenberg.
Racial discrimination and a Vietnam War cover-up are at the center of an absorbing drama that plays as a mystery. Maj. Kendall Laird, a career Army man, is assigned to assist the parents of a black lieutenant, killed in Vietnam, in the burial of their son in his Georgia home town. However, the deceased is denied interment in a ""white only"" cemetery. To settle the matter without litigation, Laird resolves to convince the community that the lieutenant died a hero. So he seeks information from the slain officer's men, and learns that they have put him up for a Silver Star. Then he uncovers unsettling facts that may point to a ""fragging"": the killing of the lieutenant by his own troops.