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DESCRIPTION: (from History's press release, February 2009) What does it take to be a warrior? Travel the globe alongside Green Beret Terry Schappert, in an action-packed journey as he experiences the training, rituals and weapons of history's most iconic warrior cultures. WARRIORS premieres Thursday, March 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT on HISTORY™. Terry probes deeply into the spirit of an ancient warrior— from Vikings, Samurai, Barbarians and Knights— revealing a side of these fighters that is seldom seen and rarely understood. Because Terry is a Special Forces soldier, he genuinely relates to warriors of the past, helping viewers understand what made them fight and die for causes greater than themselves. Throwing the battle ax of a Viking, firing the ballista of a Roman legion, experiencing the time honored rites of the Samurai and the chivalric traditions of the English Knight — Terry fully immerses himself into each warrior culture. Learning first hand the ingenious technology of their ancient weapons and bringing dramatic history to life. WARRIORS takes viewers to the very lands on which these ancient forces fought— from the jungles of Central America to the savannahs of South Africa. In each episode, Terry shows that to truly understand the warrior, you need to walk the hallowed ground where history happened. There, he is joined by experts, moving beyond the stereotypes and revealing new insight about who these men really were. Walking in their footsteps also proves to be a profound and moving experience for Terry. It's all part of his amazing journey to discover the heart of a warrior.