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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 05:02 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 The Great Escape
Is it History or Hollywood? We compare the 1963 film of the daring mass breakout by prisoners of war from the German prison camp, Stalag Luft III, in March 1944, with the actual events. Film clips, drawings made by POWs, and interviews with ex-POWs who masterminded the escape, as well as stars and film production personnel bring to light additional details of the great escape and film. TV PG