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Military Channel remembers General Schwarzkopf

The Military Channel in the U.S. is commemorating recently deceased U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf with a night of programming, including a repeat of Greatest Tank Battles: The Battle of 73 Easting. (Pictured: Greatest Tank Battles)
January 4, 2013

The Military Channel in the U.S. is commemorating recently deceased U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf with a night of programming, including an encore presentation of Greatest Tank Battles: The Battle of 73 Easting.

The Discovery Communications channel will revisit the 1991 Persian Gulf War to mark the career of Schwarzkopf, who passed away on December 27, and is most well known as the commander of U.S.-led forces in the Persian Gulf War which defeated the Iraqi army.

The dedicated programming on January 8 will kick off at 8 p.m. EST/PST with the encore presentation of Greatest Tank Battles: The Battle of 73 Easting, which details how the American 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome the tank battle.

Following at 9 p.m. EST/PST, Inside the Killbox: Fighting the Gulf War goes behind the scenes to examine the tactics and strategies used in the first Gulf War. The doc includes interviews with U.S. president George H. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Schwarzkopf.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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