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‘Wounded: The Battle Back Home’ — Jessica

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The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back HomeThe series continues with Air Force veteran Jessica Coulter.  +Continue Reading

Soldier Sings Again on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Army soldier Paul Ieti returned to NBC’s America’s Got Talent last night for a live quarterfinals performance of One Direction’s (grammatically incorrect) hit “You & I.” Viewers can vote here until noon ET Wednesday 8/13 and the results show will air Wednesday night.

UPDATE 8/14: America voted Paul through to the semifinals on Wednesday’s program. There’s one more week of quarterfinals and, if we understand how AGT works, Paul will perform in the second semifinal week on September 2nd.

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Singing Soldier Gets Through on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Army Pfc. Paul Ieti first went viral when he sang Rihanna’s “Stay” in a video shot while he was serving in Afghanistan. America’s Got Talent producers then invited him to perform the song on their program, he moved the judges to tears and they invited him to perform for the show’s Judgment Week.

Ieti sang the Rascal Flatts song “Bless This Broken Road” on Wednesday night’s program and the panel unanimously voted him through to the next stage of the competition, which will include live performance onstage at Radio City Music Hall.  +Continue Reading

‘Wounded: The Battle Back Home’ — Dennis

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The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back HomeThe series continues with Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Army Sergeant, Dennis Cabanting.  +Continue Reading

‘Homeland’ Inspiration: ‘Prisoners of War’

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Prisoners of War is the Israeli television series that’s the basis for Homeland. The first season is out this week on DVD. +Continue Reading

SEAL Cade Courtley Talks ‘America Unplugged’

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Former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley hosts America Unplugged, now showing on Thursdays at 8pm ET on the Sportsman Channel. Each of the eight episodes profiles one of the estimated 400,000 Americans who choose to live off the grid. The show doesn’t sensationalize their choices. It’s about the mechanics of how these people choose to live more than it is about what motivated the decision in the first place.

Courtley has a fascinating post-service career, first working in Hollywood and then with Blackwater and other security firms after 9/11. More recently, he’s been a TV host and authored the 2012 book A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster. Cade talked to us about the series and his career. +Continue Reading

Save the World With ‘The Last Ship’

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TNT’s new drama series The Last Ship (premiering Sunday 6/22 at 9pm ET) puts one Navy ship as the last line of defense against a deadly virus that’s wiping out the world’s population. Produced by Transformers mastermind Michael Bay, the show stars Eric Dane as the ship’s capation, Adam Baldwin as the XO and Rhona Mitra as the scientist who may be able to find a cure. +Continue Reading

‘Wounded: The Battle Back Home’ — John: Operation Employ

Usenerbattle550 The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back Home. Episode 7 is called “John: Operation Employ” profiles Texas native John Usener as he recounts the harrowing war events that led to his PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A February 2007 insurgent attack targeting his Army truck convoy left Usener with severe injuries to his eyes and debilitating migraines. +Continue Reading

‘Cosmos’ Won’t Apologize for Science

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Maybe the most notable thing about the FOX TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is that it was shown at all on American network television. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this 13-episode update of the legendary 1980 series hosted by Carl Sagan. The show, which completed its run last week on the network, has just been released on Blu-ray and DVD. +Continue Reading

‘Inside Combat Rescue’ Returns to Afghanistan

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The National Geographic Channel premieres Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand this Sunday June 15th at 9PM ET/PT. The tw0-hour special is a followup to the highly-rated 2013 series Inside Combat Rescue. +Continue Reading