|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Upcoming Political special that might be worth viewing
|Discovery Channel and Ted Koppel Present THE LONG WAR(wt) A Look at the
Future of America's War Against Terrorism
Discovery Channel and Ted Koppel Present THE LONG WAR(wt) A Look at the
Future of America's War Against Terrorism
SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think the war on
terror will end with a withdrawal from Iraq, or a stable government in
Afghanistan . . . you're wrong. While the eyes of the world focus on
those two conflicts, the U.S. military is preparing to fight a war that
may last for generations . . . the Long War. Ted Koppel will present an
in-depth special report on the implications for America of a war that
may never really end, when THE LONG WAR premieres on Discovery Channel
on Sunday, March 11 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
The terrorists are not thinking in terms of a conflict that will end
in five, 10, or even 20 years. Instead, they are looking 100 years into
the future. The U.S. has no choice but to do the same. Ted Koppel will
explore whether this country is trying to fight this war with the right
military armed with the right weapons -- or the wrong ones.
>From Afghanistan where American soldiers are fighting an increasingly
powerful Taliban, to the Horn of Africa where the war is being fought by
building schools and digging wells to Ethiopia where the U.S. is training
commandos even while the war in next-door Somalia rages, this documentary
will look at what has become a global war unlike any other in history.
Ted Koppel will explore whether the United States can sustain a war
effort lasting decades. He will visit a high-tech training site run
by a private security company to see what role private contractors,
already controversial, may play in the Long War.
THE LONG WAR completes Koppel's trilogy on national security issues as
the one-hour special looks into the future at a conflict that may very
well be decided by our grandchildren or even our great-grandchildren.
Koppel's previous Discovery Channel specials on national security included
THE PRICE OF SECURITY and IRAN - THE MOST DANGEROUS NATION.
KOPPEL ON DISCOVERY is produced by Discovery Channel Managing Editor Ted
Koppel and Executive Producer Leroy Sievers. They are joined by a team
of some of the best researchers and producers in the industry. Together
they are producing a slate of long-form programming exclusively for
Discovery Channel that touches on some of the most important events,
people and places changing lives today. From field reporting to script
writing, every aspect of the series is shaped by Koppel's 42 years of
experience and unparalleled journalistic integrity.
Discovery Communications, Inc. is the leading global real-world media
company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery
Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global
operations in 170 countries and territories with nearly 1.4 billion
cumulative subscribers. DCI's over 100 networks of distinctive programming
represent 27 network entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet,
Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery
Times Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel, Discovery Home
Channel, Discovery en Espa??ol, Discovery Kids en Espa??ol, Discovery
HD Theater, FitTV, Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir), Discovery
Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. DCI's other properties consist of
Discovery Education and Discovery Commerce, which operates more than 100
Discovery Channel Stores in the U.S. DCI also distributes BBC America
in the United States. DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders:
Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA) , Cox Communications, Inc.,
Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's
Founder and Chairman. Website: http://www.discovery.com/
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