[07/01/13 - 11:58 AM]
Military Channel Explores What the Textbooks Didn't Tell You in New Series "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
Actor Jamie Kaler hosts the series, premiering Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Military Channel]


-- Hosted by Former Naval Officer and Actor, Jamie Kaler, AMERICA FACTS VS. FICTION Airs Wednesdays at 10PM E/P Beginning July 10 --

(Silver Spring, MD)-History as we generally know it is full of holes or half-truths, and a mother lode of juicy details have been lost, distorted, covered up or simply ignored along the way. Military Channel's new series, AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION is on a mission to set the record straight. Hosted by former Naval officer and actor Jamie Kaler (TBS' "My Boys"), AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past, filling in the blanks, debunking the occasional myth, and exploring why we sometimes get our own history, well, slightly wrong. Examining the past with a fresh perspective, this all-new series reveals that the "story" of America is just that - and far more remarkable than we ever thought. AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 and 10:30 PM E/P, and will premiere regularly Wednesdays at 10 PM E/P beginning July 17 on Military Channel.

"My father was a pilot in WWII, my brother was an Admiral who served in Vietnam, and I became a Naval Officer the year after 'Top Gun' came out. Yes, I have always had amazing timing, which is probably why the Military Channel chose me to host their new show AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION," said host, Jamie Kaler. "By combining my love of the military, American history, and witty banter, I will break down the true story behind many American myths and legends. I can promise you that this show will be almost as much fun as my trip to the Philippines during my West Pac in '89. Almost!"

Occasionally, little details don't fit nicely into the broad strokes of our history, so they are altered for the sake of a more compelling narrative. For instance, Paul Revere never galloped through the streets of Boston yelling, "The British are coming!" to warn people of the impending Revolutionary War. And technically, George Washington wasn't the first president of the United States. With no shortage of assumed Americana to debunk, AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION reveals the full truths behind the more commonly accepted half-truths, such as insight into the Commander in Chief's most famous mode of transportation, Air Force One, and the reality behind FDR's condition during WWII.


An accomplished actor, writer, and stand-up comic, Jamie Kaler still can't believe he actually gets paid to make people laugh. In his younger years, not thinking acting could be an actual profession, he chose the next best path: Naval Officer. Jamie received a four-year NROTC scholarship to college and decided to use it at the most expensive school he could get into, Boston University.

With his commission from the U.S. Navy in hand, Jamie set off on his first "World Tour" in ports like Hong Kong, Perth, and Bangkok. Realizing he enjoyed Kelly McGillis and a "need for speed" a little bit more than actually being in the Navy, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and decided to try acting.

Jamie is best known as Mike Callahan on the critically acclaimed TBS comedy, "My Boys." He recently hosted a show for the Directv channel "On Deck with Jamie and Mike" and you can catch Jamie on his weekly radio show, "Kaler" for Sirius XM, on the Blue Collar Radio channel.

AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION is produced by Workaholic Productions, Inc., with Matt Hickey and Luke Ellis as executive producers. For Military Channel, Liz Massie is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is senior vice president of content strategy, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Military Channel

The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of valor, heroism, and courage on the battlefield. It also goes back in time, telling the enduring stories of the people and events from the great turning points in history. Currently available in more than 60 million homes, the network takes viewers "behind the lines" to celebrate the personal stories of servicemen and women who defend freedom across the globe. As the only cable network devoted to the armed forces, the Military Channel incorporates the best state-of-the-art CGI animation and never-before-seen footage to offer in-depth explorations of military techniques, aviation technology and cutting-edge weaponry. For more information, please visit Military.Discovery.com, facebook.com/Military, or twitter.com/MilitaryChannel. Military Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.

  [july 2013]  


[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Picks Up the Back Nine Episodes of "Blindspot"
The drama has scored as the fall season's #1-rated new series in adults 18-49.

[10/09/15 - 03:50 PM]
MTV's "Teen Wolf" Sinks Teeth Into New York Comic Con, Reveals New Trailer, New Night and a Shocking Return
The series will return to MTV for the second half of season five on a brand new day Tuesday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
CBS Orders "American Gothic," A New Drama Series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, For Broadcast in Summer 2016
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
"Blindspot" Is Television's #1 Gainer in Total Viewers for a 2nd Straight Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5.

[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Animated Series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

[10/09/15 - 12:36 PM]
Pop on Over to Joy Behar's Place for Some "Late Night Joy" on TLC
The series is produced by True Entertainment and Behar's JoyBee Productions.

[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper Returns as Sen. Edward Morra, On "Limitless," Tuesday, Oct. 27
The news was announced today by executive producer Craig Sweeny at the series' New York Comic Con panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Continues to Grow in Audiences and Key Demographics
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
ABC to Bump "Beyond the Tank" Indefinitely; "Shark Tank" Repeat Set for Tuesday, October 13
The Alphabet will encore the season premiere of the parent series this Tuesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
Esquire Network Orders New High-Octane Competition Series "Team Ninja Warrior"
For the first time in ninja history, the mother of all obstacle courses is now built for two.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
With L+3 Added, CBS Has Four of the Week's Top Five and Seven of the Top 10 Scripted Broadcasts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Fear the Walking Dead" Delivers the Highest-Rated First Season of Any Series in Cable History Among Total Viewers and All Key Demos
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/09/15 - 09:36 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Quantico" Is the Season's First New Scripted Show to Grow Over Its Debut in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.