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on PBS tonight:: THE MARINES
PBS ^ | 2-21-2007 | PBS

Posted on 02/21/2007 5:47:29 AM PST by RaceBannon

The Marines

Wednesday, February 21, 9:00pm

CHANNEL 24 (WEDH)

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Director John Grant's documentary examines the culture of being a marine. Included: recruit training during boot at Parris Island, S.C.; a tour of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Also: comments from retired general Michael Hagee.

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KEYWORDS: marines; parris; quantico
The Marines

Wednesday, February 21, 9:00pm

CHANNEL 24 (WEDH)

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Director John Grant's documentary examines the culture of being a marine. Included: recruit training during boot at Parris Island, S.C.; a tour of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Also: comments from retired general Michael Hagee.

1 posted on 02/21/2007 5:47:31 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

On PBS tonight at 21:00 East Coast Time


2 posted on 02/21/2007 5:48:18 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks for the ping, will let sons know and set my recorder also.


3 posted on 02/21/2007 5:53:02 AM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: RaceBannon

Cool, thanks for the ping.


4 posted on 02/21/2007 5:53:54 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: RaceBannon

Tivo set and ready to record.


Thanks!


5 posted on 02/21/2007 6:33:15 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Very Proud Dad of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, K-Bay Hawaii.)
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1788586/posts


6 posted on 02/21/2007 2:19:33 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks for the ping. If all goes well I shall be hitting the sack for some much needed sleep. Gotta get up at 3:30AM to be at work at 5AM. I am becoming a real party pooper.


7 posted on 02/21/2007 4:22:48 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks for the heads up!

Will definitely tune in.


8 posted on 02/21/2007 4:29:22 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: RaceBannon

BTTT


9 posted on 02/21/2007 5:06:44 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: nutmeg

This is so GOOD!!

The cops just came to my door and told me to turn the TV down!! :)


10 posted on 02/21/2007 6:39:11 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: RaceBannon
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting OOH-RAHH!! DVR is set, I hope this isn't some hatchet job?
11 posted on 02/21/2007 6:39:40 PM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks, would have missed this.


12 posted on 02/21/2007 6:46:37 PM PST by SJackson (restoring the Jews to their homeland is a noble dream shared by many Americans, A Lincoln)
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To: marine86297; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

NOT A HATCHET JOB, IT IS OUTSTANDING!!

12 STARS!!

It is being played again in the AM here, twice more


13 posted on 02/21/2007 7:02:22 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: RaceBannon
Watching with you Jim...

This is GGGGrrrrrrreeeeaaaT!

Semper Fi...

14 posted on 02/21/2007 7:15:43 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain availtble; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: RaceBannon

Pretty damn good so far!


15 posted on 02/21/2007 7:19:36 PM PST by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71 US Army 75-79 3d Inf Old Guard)
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To: RaceBannon; Dutchy
This is so GOOD!!

The cops just came to my door and told me to turn the TV down!! :)

LOL! Are you serious? Do they know who they're messin' with?! ;-)

I agree... this is FABULOUS! What an amazing documentary... I was riveted to the TV screen for the entire 90 minutes.

16 posted on 02/21/2007 7:30:41 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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Best USMC documentary I've ever seen. Well done!!


17 posted on 02/21/2007 7:31:15 PM PST by clintonh8r (American supremacy: Anybody got a problem with that?)
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To: RaceBannon

Now I really want to visit the National Museum of the U.S. Marines Corps!


18 posted on 02/21/2007 7:31:58 PM PST by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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To: RaceBannon

thanks for the heads up. I was a little wary because it is PBS, but it turned out to be outstanding!


19 posted on 02/21/2007 7:33:18 PM PST by fnord (497 1/2 feet of rope ... I just carry it)
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To: RaceBannon

I'm surprised PBS aired something as well done as this was.

Semper Fi


20 posted on 02/21/2007 7:46:57 PM PST by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: RaceBannon
Two words ....



Ooooo Rah!



"Army Navy just wasn't for me ...

... MARINE CORPS!

Air Force, was just too easy ...

... MARINE CORPS!

I was needin' just a little more ...

... MARINE CORPS!

I need a life, that is hardcore ...

... MARINE CORPS!
21 posted on 02/21/2007 8:13:38 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Very Proud Dad of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, K-Bay Hawaii.)
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To: opbuzz

It even had Quantico for you officer types!

Now, THAT'S fair! :)

"Sir, did you have to crawl through the muddy pipes as a young man?"


22 posted on 02/21/2007 8:45:11 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: marine86297

WE used to have a football team!


23 posted on 02/21/2007 8:51:11 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Wings-n-Wind

NOT A HATCHET JOB, IT IS OUTSTANDING!!

12 STARS!!

It is being played again in the AM here, twice more

Your word is good enough for me.


24 posted on 02/22/2007 4:21:33 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (google the "Verses of the Sword" to understand our Islamist enemies.)
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To: celtic gal

I played tackel for MACG-28 and played flag for MAG-24


25 posted on 02/22/2007 5:53:33 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: RaceBannon

Excellent show. My son is currently deployed in Afghanistan, and I cried through the whole show.


26 posted on 02/22/2007 11:18:24 AM PST by murron
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To: RaceBannon
Thanks for the ping. I hope I can get the channel on my basement TV. That is if I can stay awake. Must have pulled more then a quarter ton of 100 and 200 AMP service wire off huge spools to sell Home Depot customers between 6AM to 7AM. I opened the store at 5AM. Body gets shot after days like this.
I gotta find a get rich scheme where I can make twenty billion US dollars in one day. Heheh.
27 posted on 02/22/2007 1:28:08 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: RaceBannon

I just recall that when I was going through OCS there was a football team and then later when stationed there in the late 70s as a Capt there was still a football team of sorts.

The show was great and I was hoping there was an address where we could send for a copy of the program. I would love to have a couple of them, one to send to my brother who once said I am "judgemental". He does not understand the Marine ethos and this might point it out.


28 posted on 02/22/2007 4:01:52 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: marine86297

As a Maryland boy I welcome you to come see a game at Navy/Marine Corp Stadium this year.


29 posted on 02/22/2007 4:14:48 PM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: RaceBannon
Since it was on PBS, I thought it would be crap.

It was outstanding!
30 posted on 02/22/2007 5:14:55 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Shhh, Iím hunting RINOs.)
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To: Marine Inspector

PBS has some good stuff sometimes. It's not all liberal garbage.

I want to see a definitive documentary on Smedley Butler.

I would just have to do push-ups the whole time on that one.

Bottom line, I found with today's media, get your info from many sources, and think for yourself.

Too much stuff out there that is like borderline mind control, where the programming is geared to get you to think in a certain way. I see it on Super Left & Super Right programming. (maybe thats why it's called programming...YIKES!)


31 posted on 02/28/2007 7:21:15 AM PST by turbosciencewig (We wouldn't be having this discussion if...)
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