Hanks and Spielberg to White House for “The Pacific”

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are expected to attend a screening of their new HBO miniseries “The Pacific” at the White House on Thursday.

Also expected to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are producer Gary Goetzman, HBO president Richard Plepler, National Security Advisor Jim Jones, and members of Congress and veterans orgs.

The miniseries, which debuts on Sunday, is essentially a followup of “Band of Brothers,” which spotlighted the soldiers in Easy Company on the European front. “The Pacific” focuses on a group of soldiers fighting in the Pacific theater.

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