Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Army Vet Makes His ‘DWTS’ Debut

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Noah Galloway made a huge impression when he appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine last fall, so big that he’s been invited to appear on the latest series of Dancing With the Stars. The Army veteran (1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division) was severely injured by an IED explosion in Iraq in 2005 and lost his left arm and left leg. +Continue Reading

‘Watching the Hawks’ With Ventura & Stone

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Jesse and Oliver aren’t actually hosting a show on RT America, the Kremlin-funded news network. It’s their sons, Tyrel Ventura and Sean Stone, who promise to “give viewers a fresh perspective no matter what their political leanings are – from war hawks to isolationists – and, more importantly, every voice in between.” +Continue Reading

Army SSG Jeremy Gaynor Kills It on ‘The Voice’

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Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Gaynor, the lead singer in the West Point Band, auditioned for NBC’s The Voice last night and blew everyone away with his rendition of the old Carpenters hit “Superstar.”

His version was so smooth and powerful that all four judges (Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell) judges hit their buttons and turned around during the Blind Audition phase of the competition. After all four made their pitch to Gaynor, he decided to go with Christina. She’s back from maternity leave and has never won the show as a coach. Gaynor may give her a real shot at victory. Check out his killer performance and the show’s “Meet Jeremy Gaynor” clip below. +Continue Reading

‘Dad, It’s Just ISIS’

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Someone in the Saturday Night Live writer’s room must have been reading our “10 Best Military Sketches on ‘Saturday Night Live’” post because the show returned last night with its first new episode since the 40th Anniversary Special and the program featured a prominent military-themed parody of the Toyota “My Bold Dad” Super Bowl commercial, the one where a father drops his daughter at the airport as she appears to head off to start her military service.

Except, well, the daughter (played by guest host Dakota Johnson) is joining ISIS and Dad (played by Taran Killam) sheds a tear has he hands his daughter over to a group of armed Jihadists in a pickup truck. It’s not a car commercial, it’s a recruitment video! Watch the sketch below: +Continue Reading

Army Vet Noah Galloway Dances With the Stars

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Retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway made a positive statement for injured veterans when he appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine last fall. Now the double amputee has joined the cast of the 20th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Galloway, who lost his left arm and left leg while serving in Iraq, will be partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.

Galloway hopes to follow in the footsteps of J.R. Martinez, the Army 101st veteran who won the competition back in 2011. Martinez, who was also wounded by an IED and suffered burns over 40% of his body, did a lot to raise awareness that men and women injured in battle can return and lead productive, well-adjusted lives. +Continue Reading

Return of ‘The Night Shift’

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The Night Shift, NBC’s drama about ER doctors working overnights in a cash-strapped Texas hospital, was a surprise hit last summer and now it’s back for a full run in the Monday 10pm slot previously occupied by State of Affairs.

A large number of the show’s main characters are veterans, doctors and medics who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and are in the process of reintegrating into civilian life. Those experiences are central to The Night Shift’s plot lines and the action often feels more like M*A*S*H than ER, something we discussed in an interview with the show’s creators Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs last year.

We’ve got a clip from the new season below: +Continue Reading

10 Best Military Sketches on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Topical humor has always been a big part of Saturday Night Live history and there have been plenty of military stories in the news to inspire its writers over the last four decades. As the show celebrates is 40th anniversary with a three-hour special set to air on Sunday, February 15th, we’ve combed through the SNL archives and selected the 10 best military-themed sketches. +Continue Reading

4 Times Jon Stewart Stood Up for the Troops

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Jon Stewart announced this week that he’s leaving The Daily Show later this year. His comedy-fueled takes on the news were often brutal to politicians and the powers that be, but Stewart has long gone out of his way to support the men and women who serve in uniform.

We’ve collected some of Military.com’s best Jon Stewart Daily Show videos. Check them out below. +Continue Reading

Hollywood’s in the Sniper Business

Is Nick Irving’s new memoir The Reaper helping American Sniper’s Oscar chances?

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Studio head Harvey Weinstein might be the best Oscar campaigner ever. He’s the guy who engineered the notorious upset when Shakespeare in Love beat out Saving Private Ryan for Best Picture 1998. His movies get nominated every year and he’s behind a string of other Best Picture winners: The English Patient, The King’s Speech, The Artist and Chicago. +Continue Reading

Defense TV, Now in Your Living Room

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Defense TV is a United States military-themed online channel created by DVIDS, the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, operated by U.S. Army Central. All of the content is created and hosted by U.S. active duty personnel, so you’re getting the military’s official take on the topics and events they cover. +Continue Reading