The Emmy Award-winning docu-reality series set on the USS Nimitz, “Carrier,” will make its US Hispanic TV premiere on February 1st on V-me. The 10-part series, originally broadcast on PBS in English, was produced by Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions.
Carrier takes viewers inside the carrier USS Nimitz during its wartime deployment to the Persian Gulf. It’s huge – and it’s personal, a floating city of 85 planes and 5,000 sailors and marines – many of them Latinos – who live under a major airport runway – and sleep on top of a nuclear reactor. Far from home, experiencing stress, loneliness, intimacy and conflict, these young men and women experience heart-pounding action followed by moments of private emotion – right up to the tearful reunions as the tour of duty ends.
The 10 one-hour episodes will air Mondays at 9:00 pm ET, beginning February 1st on V-me.
In nearly 40 markets, V-me is available free over-the-air, and on basic digital cable. V-me is also carried nationally via satellite in the basic and Hispanic packages of Dish Network and DirecTV. In some areas, V-me is available on Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse.
The 24-hour network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in over 70% of all US Hispanic households.