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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 10:23 PM UTC
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@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 Mail Call
R. Lee Ermey, who portrayed the sergeant in "Full Metal Jacket", applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! Shot on location, Ermey reads the questions on air and then sends them out to military experts in the field for answers and brief demonstrations. TV G

@ 2030 repeats 0030 Basic Training
A true-reality series that follows six recruits through every grueling moment of Army Basic Training. Given unprecedented access to the entire three-month ordeal, this half-hour 26-part series follows four men and two women from indoctrination to graduation. Experience their successes, failures, pain and elation around the clock as they strive to be "All That You Can Be." TV G

@ 2300 repeats @ 0300 M*A*S*H: Comedy under Fire
Despite Robert Altman's award-winning film and the highly-rated 11-year TV series, few people are aware that a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital existed during the Korean War, and was the basis of Richard Hooker's novel. We contrast the real life-and-death stories of field surgeons against their serio-comic counterparts. Highlights include classic clips and interviews with Altman, Donald Sutherland, writer Larry Gelbart, and surgeons and nurses from Korean War MASH units. Burt Reynolds narrates. TV PG-L