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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2002 - 05:23 PM UTC
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@ 0730 Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War
Changing the Guard

The U.S. hands back the war to the Vietnamese. Richard Basehart hosts this classic TV history of the Vietnam War. TV G

@ 1300 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

@ 1330 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

@ 1500 The Great Ships
The Gunboats of Vietnam

An intriguing look at the armored gunboats and the tiny converted pleasure craft that prowled the rivers of Southeast Asia. TV G

@ 1600 The Aircraft Carrier
The dramatic story of how the Essex-class aircraft carriers rose like a phoenix after the Pacific Fleet's destruction at Pearl Harbor. Weighing in at over 27,000 tons, and over 800 feet in length, they were known as floating cities--and the spearhead of every naval battle in the Pacific Theater of War. Despite their huge size, each carrier was terrifyingly vulnerable, holding tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. Though the target of kamikaze assaults, no carrier was sunk by the Japanese. TV G