or


[02/26/14 - 09:19 AM]
Charlie Sheen Narrates National Geographic Channel's Powerful Vietnam War Special: "Brothers in War"
The two-hour special premieres Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[via press release from National Geographic Channel]

CHARLIE SHEEN NARRATES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL'S POWERFUL VIETNAM WAR SPECIAL: "BROTHERS IN WAR"

Inspired by the Popular Book, "The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam," the Two-Hour Documentary Recounts the Gripping, Personal Story of One of the Last Combat Infantry Companies to Be Drafted, Trained and Sent to Fight Together in Vietnam

Brothers in War premieres Wednesday, March 26, at 8 PM ET/PT on NGC

(Washington, D.C. - Feb. 26, 2014) In 1967 the boys of Charlie Company went to war in the Mekong Delta, the homeland of the Viet Cong, and entered a foreign land of murderous heat, unforgiving jungle and a new age of guerrilla warfare. This "band of brothers" journeyed from boot camp to combat and, for the lucky ones, back home - experiencing their horror, their pain, their misery, their happiness and, above all, their camaraderie together. Now, nearly 50 years later, they're uniting once again to share their stories of courage under fire with the world.

Through gripping first-person accounts and digitally remastered archival footage, including the soldiers' own home movies and personal audio tapes, Brothers in War recounts the harrowing combat experiences of the men of Charlie Company - one of the last American combat infantry companies to be drafted, trained and sent to fight together in Vietnam. Fittingly narrated by Charlie Sheen, who rose to stardom after his 1986 performance as a Vietnam soldier in "Platoon," the two-hour special premieres Wednesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel and on Nat Geo Mundo in July. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and follow us on Twitter at @NGC_PR.

Plucked from their homes, the young men of Charlie Company left their sheltered, innocent lives to become part of the first American unit to be permanently stationed in the Mekong Delta. Their mission: to patrol the Delta's massive maze of waterways, dense jungles and rice paddies in order to seek out and destroy the 82,000 enemy soldiers who pervaded the region. Rifleman, 3rd Platoon, John Bradfield recalls, "The Red Cross gave us some pamphlets and things that dealt with our conscience, because we were actually going to have to kill to keep from being killed. That was just the reality of it."

During their one-year deployment, these brave soldiers were confronted with both sides of death. They grieved for fallen comrades and the guilt of killing their enemy. Team leader in the 1st Platoon, John Sclimenti, explains, "When you're in battle, your training takes over, your emotions are on auto-pilot. What's tough for you is when the battle stops. When the battle stops, all of a sudden you start thinking."

These men's stories are raw, heartfelt and gut-wrenching. They talk about the horrors they experienced both in the heat of battle and in its bloody aftermath. Sclimenti remembers retrieving bodies after their largest and deadliest battle: "One of the things that struck me the most is that I would find a body and their helmet would be off their head and it would be laying beside them and there would be a picture of their girlfriend or their wife or their family inside their helmets. And that struck me because in my mind I was picking up a soldier, but then when I saw the helmet with the pictures inside, I was picking up a family member, a father, or a brother, or a son."

Brothers in War sheds light on the many aspects of war that Vietnam soldiers faced. Aside from the casualties of battle and heroic acts of bravery in the field, the veterans featured in the film also recall some of the lighter moments that helped forge lifelong friendships. To this day, they still remember who got the best care packages, funny nicknames, the swimming pool back at base and even an instance where they used marijuana leaves as camouflage.

War in Vietnam for the men of Charlie Company was unlike anything they could have imagined. By the end of their yearlong combat tour, Charlie Company suffered 26 killed and 105 wounded - a total casualty rate of just over 80 percent. They were among the first U.S. servicemen to return home not to open arms, but to jeering, cursing protestors.

Today, the survivors of Charlie Company still get together regularly.

Brothers in War is produced by Lou Reda Productions for National Geographic Channel. For Lou Reda Productions, executive producers are Lou Reda and Scott L. Reda, producer is Liz Reph and chief historical consultant is Dr. Andrew Wiest. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Madeleine Carter, vice president of production and development is Kevin Mohs and executive vice president of programming is Heather Moran.

###

National Geographic Channel

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.





  [february 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[04/25/18 - 11:06 AM]
Lifetime Kicks Off June with Two Unscripted Premieres - "Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol" & "Escaping Polygamy"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Monday, June 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/25/18 - 11:01 AM]
Video: New Key Art and Trailer Revealed for TNT's "Animal Kingdom"
Season three of this bold, adrenaline-fueled hit drama premieres Tuesday, May 29.

[04/25/18 - 11:00 AM]
ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming, Airing Through May 23
On May 21, the winners of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" and "American Idol" will be crowned.

[04/25/18 - 10:55 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet Memorial Day Weekend
Highlights include a two-hour "Finding Bigfoot" special on Sunday, May 27.

[04/25/18 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery's All-New Series "Sticker Shock" Revs Up with Special Premiere Airing Monday, April 30
The series continues with its regular schedule on Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/25/18 - 09:05 AM]
Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone to Star in Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
The comedy-adventure will go into production this summer and is set to debut in 2019.

[04/25/18 - 09:04 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Back "Double Dare" in Brand-New Series!
With "Double Dare" remaining an iconic touchstone for its original millennial audiences, the new version will feature the gameplay and challenges they remember, as well as appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today.

[04/25/18 - 09:02 AM]
Video: Welcome Back to Winchester! Netflix's "Dear White People" Vol. 2 Launches May 4
Get a glimpse at the much-anticipated new season with the official season two trailer here.

[04/25/18 - 09:01 AM]
NASCAR(R) Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Wife Amy Race to Home Reno Victory in New DIY Network Series "Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy"
The four-episode series, which premieres Saturday, June 2, will showcase Dale Jr.'s love of home improvement and Amy's design expertise as they overcome the trials of this massive renovation.

[04/25/18 - 09:00 AM]
Pop Celebrates Five Consecutive Years of Growth with New Upfront Programming Slate
"We are heading into this year's upfront with an ever-growing linear television audience, a premium slate of original content with A-list talent, and carriage across all major distributors and almost every over-the-top service," said Brad Schwartz.

[04/25/18 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos "Roseanne" Marathon
The Alphabet's four encores still manage to hold off the competition among adults 18-49.

[04/25/18 - 07:57 AM]
Cooking Channel Heats Up Primetime with a Hot New Season of "Man Fire Food"
The 13 new episodes kick off Wednesday, May 30 with flaming bold flavors.

[04/25/18 - 07:23 AM]
TV One Premieres "Evidence of Innocence" Series Hosted by Acclaimed Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10/9c PM
The four-part series launches Monday, June 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/24/18 - 02:04 PM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Storylines for 2017-2018
The Eye will wrap its May sweeps period with the season finale of "Survivor" on Wednesday, May 23.

[04/24/18 - 01:58 PM]
TLC Announces Groundbreaking Docu-Series, "Lost in Transition"
Each hour-long episode will chronicle the lives of four couples during the most trying time in their marriages, delving into the confusion, disappointment and uncertainty surrounding them.