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Navy to Release New TV Ad Campaign

Navy TV Ad January 2015

A new Navy recruiting commercial highlights the service’s global footprint with sailors operating ships, fighter-jets and undersea technologies – all as part of the Navy’s new recruiting push to appeal to young potential sailors. The new commercial, which will debut Friday night on ESPN’s X-Games, called “Pin Map,” depicts Navy sailors performing a range of tasks to include detecting IEDs with ground robots, climbing snow-covered mountains wi... more

Ridley Scott Producing Civil War Drama for PBS

Civil War hospital.

PBS has announced plans to air a six-episode, American Civil War-set medical drama next winter. Based on true stories, the as-yet-untitled series will be shot in Virginia. It is being executive produced by Ridley Scott , David W. Zucker and Lisa Q. Wolfinger . No casting has been announced yet. Created by Wolfinger and David Zabel , the story is inspired by the memoirs and letters of actual doctors and female nurse vo... more

Ex-Army Ranger & Reality Star Greg Plitt Killed by Train

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website, police said Tuesday. Detectives have reviewed video from a camera atop the Metrolink commuter train that shows 37-year-old George Gregory Plitt Jr . running between the rails Saturday, Burbank police Officer Joshua Kendrick said. ... more

In Reality, Does a Wrestling Mortuary Owner Make Good TV?

"Wrestling With Death" is a reality show about a mortician who's also a professional wrestler.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Reality TV used to be so simple: drop some people into unfamiliar territory, pump up the drama and hope viewers can't look away. "Wrestling with Death" isn't like that. "You've never seen wrestling juxtaposed with the mortuary story," said Tom Huffman , the senior vice president of unscripted programming for WGN America. The 12-episode show, which debuts on WGN America at 10 p.m. EST T... more

Espionage Hits Home in NBC's 'Allegiance'

Scott Cohen as Mark O'Connor, Hope Davis as Katya O'Connor in the NBC series "Allegiance."

REPORTING FROM NEW YORK -- When the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, happened, Scott Cohen recalls, the actor's son Liam was just 5 years old and had a particularly traumatizing view of the day's events. "He was sitting in his first-grade classroom in downtown Manhattan, watching it right from the window," Cohen said. "I can't imagine the fright, the fear -- what you do with that, what it ... more

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