New Documentary Tells the Story of the US Navy SEALs
On Veterans Day, ThinkTV and CET are premiering a new documentary about the history of the Navy SEALs. This two-hour program, Navy SEALS – Their Untold Story, is narrated by actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise and follows the story of the SEALs from WWII to the War on Terror.
The broadcast premiere will be at 9pm on Tuesday, Nov. 11, on CET and ThinkTV16.
Despite the widespread attention paid to the SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since they eliminated Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine commandoes evolved in response to changing threats and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history, has remained untold.
“Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story revisits the most riveting missions of each era, and
PBS is pleased to tell the story of how the SEALs changed the nature of the Navy’s special operations,” Bill Gardner, Vice President of Programming and Development at PBS said in a press release. “Aspart of the PBS Stories of Service initiative, this film will provide a deeper understanding of our nation’s military history through the eyes of those who have served our country.”
The Navy’s first Special Warfare Units go back to World War II, and, without them, many of the chapters of that conflict — including the invasion of Normandy and in subsequent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — might have been written with different outcomes. This program tells the story through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes as well as interviews with admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers who reveal how US Navy SEALs morphed into the world's most admired commandoes.