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Filmmaker Query: Vietnam Veterans and Apollo 11

August 14, 2014

Lauren Boudreau of 43Films is producing a two-hour special for the American Heroes Channel about Apollo 11 and what that event meant to Americans during the height of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. "We…

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The New American Heroes Channel's Series 'Against the Odds'

March 19, 2014

Earlier this month Discovery Communications changed the name of its Military Channel to the American Heroes Channel. One of the newly named channel's new series is "Against the Odds, " which profiles the actions of…

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Michael Sporn, 1946-2014

January 28, 2014

Michael Sporn , an award-winning animation artist best known for his film adaptations of  children’s books such “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” and “Goodnight Moon, ”  died at age 67 on January 19 in New York City…

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New on HBO: 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

October 30, 2013

There's little doubt that the most famous draft evader during the Vietnam War was the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. When Ali received his draft notice in 1966, he claimed conscientious objector status…

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First 'Locked Up Abroad' Episode on Vietnam War POWs

April 16, 2013

  The first episode of the new series “Locked Up Abroad ” airs on Wednesday evening at 9:00 on the National Geographic Channel.  Titled “Vietnam POWs: McCain and Brace, " it looks at the bonds…

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Oliver Stone's 'Untold' U.S. History

November 12, 2012

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States is the hyped-up title of a new, ten-part documentary series that begins tonight, Monday, November 12, on Showtime. In it, Stone---the often hyperbolic Hollywood director and screen…

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Gen. Clark Hosts NBC-TV Military Reality Show

August 14, 2012

Gen. Wesley Clark (the retired four-star, West Point Class of '66, Rhodes Scholar, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander)  earned his military spurs in Vietnam commanding a First Infantry Division Company in 1970---and being severely wounded…

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Marlantes on War on 'Moyers and Company'

August 1, 2012

Karl Marlantes---the former Marine and the author of the highly acclaimed Vietnam War novel, Matterhorn ---was the subject of the July 27 edition of the excellent PBS-TV  show "Moyers and Company."   Marlantes, who will…

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Brian Lamb Steps Down as C-SPAN Head

March 31, 2012

Yesterday, March 30, 2012, was the last day on the job as chief executive of C-SPAN for Brian Lamb, the man who founded the non-profit, non-partisan public TV network in 1978 and was its guiding…

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Pat Sajak on the NHL

January 6, 2012

There is an interesting interview with Pat Sajak  in The New York Times ' on line blog about his interest in the National Hockey League. Sajak, the popular host of Wheel of Fortune, is a…

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