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PBS ships out with the Navy

'Carrier,' a 10-hour documentary airing on PBS, was filmed aboard the USS Nimitz (above). "Carrier," a 10-hour documentary airing on PBS, was filmed aboard the USS Nimitz (above). (Courtesy of carrier)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / April 26, 2008

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At first, the 10-hour documentary "Carrier" feels something like a crazy-long Navy commercial. The camaraderie of the sailors, the giant metal flying toys, aimless teens finding direction at sea, the nicknames and cool tattoos - it all looks like one giant come-on. I wanted to write an eye-rolling review about how PBS has gone into the recruitment business with this ... (Full article: 613 words)

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