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Carrier

Carrier
The documentary series "Carrier" follows the men and women in the U.S. Navy during a six-month deployment on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The character-driven series features the motives, environment, lifestyle, culture and social interaction of the men and women on the floating city, and explores unique and heartfelt stories behind maintenance crews, sailors, pilots and officers.

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Episode 10: Full Circle Air date: 08-20-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1122550036/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false As the Nimitz makes its final transit from Hawaii to California, the sailors and Marines on board prepare to return to their homes and families. For those still on board, the "Tiger Cruise" provides a buffer, but there's no such transition for those who fly home early from Hawaii. /episodes/get/1117 /episode/1117 Carrier: Episode 10: Full Circle /episode-player/1117
Episode 9: Get Home-itis Air date: 08-13-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1122542850/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships. The Navy holds seminars to counsel sailors on what to expect when they return home - and how to make the transition smooth. The "Tiger Cruise" ritual allows sailors to invite their family members aboard for the last leg of the deployment. /episodes/get/1126 /episode/1126 Carrier: Episode 9: Get Home-itis /episode-player/1126
Episode 8: True Believers Air date: 08-06-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1122140144/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode explores the many expressions of faith onboard the USS Nimitz: faith in self, faith in one's shipmates, faith in the mission of the ship and the president's call to arms. /episodes/get/1125 /episode/1125 Carrier: Episode 8: True Believers /episode-player/1125
Episode 7: Rites of Passage Air date: 07-30-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1122120810/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The last day in the Gulf is the last chance to drop bombs before the Nimitz heads home. The jets take off, laden with ordnance, and return hours later, still carrying the same bombs. /episodes/get/1124 /episode/1124 Carrier: Episode 7: Rites of Passage /episode-player/1124
Episode 6: Groundhog Day Air date: 07-23-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121372568/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become indistinguishable from the next. The airwing still hasn't dropped a single bomb, which is frustrating for some on board. /episodes/get/1123 /episode/1123 Carrier: Episode 6: Groundhog Day /episode-player/1123
Episode 5: Show of Force Air date: 07-17-2008 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121366654/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The mission really kicks off when the Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures hovering around 120 degrees, while the pilots undertake grueling six-hour missions over Iraq. /episodes/get/1122 /episode/1122 Carrier: Episode 5: Show of Force /episode-player/1122
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Episode 1: All Hands
On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond.
Air date: 06/18/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121107212/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. /episodes/get/1118 /episode/1118 Carrier: Episode 1: All Hands /episode-player/1118
Episode 2: Controlled Chaos
The men and women of the USS Nimitz live beneath the runway of a major airport. They sleep on the roof of a nuclear power plant. It's a perilous environment. Their only bulwark against danger and chaos is to bond with their units on board the ship.
Air date: 06/25/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121304069/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The men and women of the USS Nimitz live beneath the runway of a major airport. They sleep on the roof of a nuclear power plant. It's a perilous environment. Their only bulwark against danger and chaos is to bond with their units on board the ship. /episodes/get/1119 /episode/1119 Carrier: Episode 2: Controlled Chaos /episode-player/1119
Episode 3: Super Secrets
The ship's location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush.
Air date: 07/02/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121334401/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The ship's location and itinerary are classified. Details of how the nuclear reactor works are top secret. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. /episodes/get/1120 /episode/1120 Carrier: Episode 3: Super Secrets /episode-player/1120
Episode 4: Squared Away
Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don't relieve all the pressure.
Air date: 07/09/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121350023/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don't relieve all the pressure. /episodes/get/1121 /episode/1121 Carrier: Episode 4: Squared Away /episode-player/1121
Episode 5: Show of Force
The mission really kicks off when the Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures hovering around 120 degrees, while the pilots undertake grueling six-hour missions over Iraq.
Air date: 07/17/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1121366654/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The mission really kicks off when the Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures hovering around 120 degrees, while the pilots undertake grueling six-hour missions over Iraq. /episodes/get/1122 /episode/1122 Carrier: Episode 5: Show of Force /episode-player/1122
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