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Someone's making a show about America's real idols! In the email, from one the show's producers:
LOOKING FOR EXTRAORDINARY HOMECOMING STORIES A TLC show is looking for stories of military personnel who will be going home between now early May. We are looking to film compelling and unique reunions back in the USA with families, friends, or fellow platoon friends sent home early for medical reasons. The show is not about politics or the atrocities of war. It's a positive documentary show that hopes to evoke smiles, tears and empathy from the American audience. We are really looking for AMAZING stories. We have already shot a few including: a father who has never met his newborn child; a family that left up the Christmas tree until the whole family could celebrate together. We are now looking for more AMAZING UNIQUE stories. Please get in touch if you are about to head home and would like to be part of the project or let me know if you know of someone else's story. Contact: (Meri) firstname.lastname@example.org
She also adds these details:
The Learning Channel (TLC) is scheduled to premiere "Operation Homecoming" on Memorial Day. We are working alongside Terry Mitchell from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Public Affairs Officers of the Armed Forces. "Operation Homecoming" personalizes our Soldiers' emotional homecomings and celebrates their individual stories of strength, courage, anticipation, and finally, reunion. The show begins with a brief introduction to our returning soldier, through the eyes of his/her loved ones with interviews, photos and home video. The pace quickly marches forward with the extraordinary anticipation that the soldier's family members feel right before a husband, father, daughter, son, wife or mother return home from an (average) year of active duty. The soldier is met and escorted home by our crew, and we hear for the first time his/her eager and grateful anticipation. Each hour will showcase three homecomings, with the reunions at home, between the soldier and his/her family. In each hour we will try and have a strand that links the stories: whether it's a special hour with soldiers who are meeting their children for the first time; mothers returning home; or soldiers who are coming home on a surprise timetable. I know that the schedules change often and are quite unpredictable - for that reason our production schedule is quite short so that we're ready to go when we get notice of an arrival. So any early leads and as many stories you can help us find as soon as possible - all the better! We really want to do the best we can for our returning soldiers and make these homecomings as memorable for them as we can. We are filming at present and will be continuing through early May.
Sounds awesome - I'll see what I can do ma'am. (Heh - we left the Christmas tree up at haus Greyhawk this year too. Took it down just a couple weeks ago.)
Here's the email again: email@example.com
i will start stocking up on the kleenex now, just to be prepared...Posted by heidi at March 11, 2005 01:56 AM
One of my Eagle Scouts is a Marine Reservist sent home early because a scum bag he put in jail got an early release and set fire to his house with his wife and 14 month old son inside. They escape.
Scumbag dies a mysterious death.
That kind of thing?