MILITARY CHANNEL SALUTES THE HEROICS OF SEALS WITH A NIGHT OF PROGRAMMING DEDICATED TO THE ELITE FORCE ON SUNDAY, MAY 8
--Military Channel the First Network to Devote Entire Primetime Lineup to Honoring Navy SEALs --
(Silver Spring, MD) - The near decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden came to an end this week when a select set of Navy SEALs successfully conducted the most dangerous mission of their lives. Just one week after their triumphant success, the Military Channel is proud to present a night of programming honoring the special operations force with shows highlighting the rigorous training, unfathomable dangers and extreme measures of a Navy SEAL on Sunday, May 8 from 8-11 PM (ET).
"As one of the smallest and most covert operations forces in the U.S. military, the SEALs are called upon to perform incredibly dangerous tactical missions," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager, Military Channel. "In light of the remarkable heroism that these men displayed this past week, we are proud to profile their skill and bravery on Military Channel, the only television network dedicated to honoring service men and women 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
From 8-9 PM (ET), NAVY SEALS: UNTOLD STORIES will encore the "Bosnia" episode, recounting the classified 1998 commando mission to apprehend Serbian war criminals, including Blagoje Simic, dubbed the "Hitler of Bosnia." Then from 9-10 PM (ET), Military Channel will encore the special ACE IN THE HOLE, outlining the capture of Saddam Hussein and allowing viewers to learn firsthand how the military tracked every lead until its final raid uncovered the Iraqi dictator. Finally, the special SOMALI PIRATE TAKEDOWN: THE REAL STORY will encore from 10-11 PM (ET), recounting the true story behind the heroic Navy SEAL kill shots that freed Captain Richard Phillips after a dramatic four-day Somali pirate siege in 2009.
About Military Channel:
The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of heroism, military strategy, and significant turning points in history. The network takes viewers "behind the lines" to hear the personal stories of servicemen and women and offers in-depth explorations of military training, aviation technology and cutting-edge weaponry. As the only cable network devoted to military subjects, it also provides unique access to this world, allowing viewers to experience and understand the full spectrum of human drama, courage, and patriotism intrinsic to the armed forces, as well as, the long-held traditions of the military.