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Carrier is a 10 hour documentary television series that falls into the genre of documentary. Each of these episodes have an approximate running time of about 1 hour long, and it primarily airs on the PBS channel. Carrier was directed by Mari Chermayeff, and it was produced by many well known and infamous producers such as Deborah Dickson, Jeff Dupre, Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, Nancy Cotton, Mitchell Block, Maro Chermayeff. A television series that follows a deployment of 2 United State Carriers during the Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This documentary television show is mainly focused around the deployment of a United States Aircraft carrier called the USS Nimitz on its journey from the United States to the middle east and then back home. Also, in this documentary it follows the Aircraft carrier called the Air Wing Eleven on its journey from California to the Persian gulf. This documentary follows both of these Carriers on a 6 month deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During this documentary they will show on board footage from each of these carriers, and they will do interviews with many various crew members. These crew members talk about their own individual experiences, the concerns that they have, as well as the fears they may have. Plus, on the way one carrier stops at many various places like Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Guam, Perth, Hong Kong, Kuala, and even Bahrain. This documentary Carrier shows what exactly these brave men and women have to endure during a typical deployment, what fears they have, the experiences each individual has faced, and all the things people would not normally see in the life of a true solider.

PBS
1 Season, 10 Episodes
April 27, 2008
Documentary & Biography, Reality
8.5/10
Cast: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor
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  • The journey home, and the reunions at the pier.

  • A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships.

  • This episode explores the many expressions of faith on board the USS Nimitz.

  • The last day in the Gulf before the Nimitz heads home.

  • After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become indistinguishable from the next.

  • The USS Nimitz has neared it's deployment at sea as the Navy holds seminars to help the sailors adjust to civilian life after 6 months of duty. Family members are allowed on board for the final leg of the cruise in what is called "Tiger Cruise." The sailors reflect on their experiences at sea during their tour of duty.

  • The pilots have made their return from the last days in the Persian Gulf without dropping their bombs. A formal ceremony takes place aboard the Nimitz as the crew celebrates the crossing of the equator. The ship is rocked by a storm while crossing the South Indian Ocean. Also, a look at the religious practices among the crew while aboard the ship, which ranges from the tradition religions to Wicca.

  • Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush.

  • The exploration of the secret itinerary and location of the USS Nimitz, shows the classified side of the ship. Included is the relationship policy among the male and female crew members who have a relationship aboard the ship known as "don't ask, don't tell." Also, a look at troubles that can arise between officers and subordinates, and the relief of tension from going on port call.

  • The USS Nimitz leaves port tonight headed for the Persian Gulf. The sailors say goodbye to their families and friends and begin their long journey to the War Zone. Also, a look at the communities onboard, including those who give the signals to launch the aircraft, known as "shooters," "ordance personnel known as "ordies," and the pilots of the F/A-18 Hornet, who fly along with the Black Aces, Hoboes and the Marines' Red Devils.

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