Possible hoax: America: A Call to Greatness

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Right now there's a deletion discussion for this film on Wikipedia and several editors have questioned whether or not this film actually exists. Here's the content from the Wikipedia deletion page: (And here's the link to the Wikipedia page.)

As written, the article has dubious promotional text with circular or self-published sourcing which places it on the border of a hoax. (For example, the article quotes from the website a 2010 review in Screen Times Magazine, for which I find no existence, by a writer named Winston J. Aaronson, whose only hit on google is uploading Warren Chaney books to Open Library.) The article appears to be part of a longterm agenda by SPA editors to create a hagiography and walled garden for Warren Chaney. Although some production appears to exist in some form, so much of the article may be fraudulent, that I recommend it can only be corrected (if ever) from scratch. 

I have to say that the argument for this is fairly compelling, given that the article uses various web links but a click shows that they're not what they claim to be, like the article naming Box Office Mojo as a source, only for it to be IMDb. 

This makes me wonder how much of this is actually real, given that I can't find anything to show that this film ever exists. There doesn't appear to be much about this prior to 2011, which is when almost all of the material for this film seems to have suddenly appeared. The only thing that backs up that this film was ever in production is this news story that mentions filming and this one that also mentions it, but doesn't state when, where or if it was aired. 

So the question here is whether or not this ever got beyond the filming portion and if so, did it ever air? I'm just worried that since Wikipedia has apparently been having problems with Chaney related articles that the material here might have hoax material and people might be using it to back up false material. 
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Hi Rebecca -

Thanks for reporting this title listing, I have forwarded your report to our Title Editors to take a look, once I hear back from them I will post the relevant information here.
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Just a note. Films seems to be real. Its trailer and other film footage can be found on UTube and when I looked online, the DVD is sold as well. 

Trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY0yqiAczlQ

DVD at: http://www.americamovie.org/catalog/item/8090798/8731759.htm

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See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHi8Xl9a_yQ for another excerpt from this title.
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Wikipedia deleted this film title as well as the article on Warren Chaney..seems like it was all 'Manufactured'

I'm also noticing fake reviews added by decabner and gilkeyresearch
they should be looked into an i'm also doubting the somewhat 'perfect' reviews for this title as well ..
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Just following up here to confirm that our title editors have now removed the title listing.  Thanks again!