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Welcome back he is great television screens steadily since the 1990s when he starred on the TV comedies wing.
His -- right now are hot shot doctor on the hit medical drama private practice.
The latest mission off screen though he's been stepping up to help military -- family and their military members he's been their fans it's actor Tim Daly.
He joins us live from Los Angeles bright and early morning good -- -- -- -- Good C good morning now we know that you're part of -- create Creative Coalition a co president we -- you during the convention times in 2008.
And now you're teaming up with blue star families to help military families tell us about the project.
-- of blue star families it's a wonderful organization it's a nonprofit organization.
By and for military families to empower and support them and they came to us and asked us to.
Make the public aware of this crisis in the military which is military suicides.
I'm not sure if the public is aware but.
Deaths by suicide amongst our service member has now.
Outstripped the number of battlefield deaths -- -- so clearly we're not supporting our military in the way we should and so they came to us because of some other public service announcements that I had directed.
And ask us to put something together and we had a great response from.
Our members and the -- -- now getting quite a lot of play on.
The international Symbian.
And National Cinemedia it's movie theaters -- about 141000 screens around the country -- -- Fantastic what you're absolutely right though to address this issue because military suicide it's such a terrible problem and and we just.
Are showing a little clip while you were talking right there -- -- it looks like he went through your entire Rolodex and got every famous face in Hollywood to help you and I'm sure when you called they said I'd love to help.
Yeah I mean so many people responded.
It was it was really you know gratifying to see some of the people.
One support our our military families and you know it's it's an issue that.
It's very odd because.
You know we're in these military conflicts and very often these conflicts aren't even in the newspaper they don't making news and so we've we've got to keep these people who were.
Making this tremendous sacrifice.
In our thoughts and do whatever we -- to help.
Support them and their families that's.
How did they come home and their unemployed -- the unemployment rate of Iraq and Afghanistan -- is north of 12% so that that's something we also have to address -- want to ask you about your career -- -- you on wings of love John private practice but the last we -- of you you were having a heart attack.
And it wasn't clear if there was going to be someone around to help you out are you going to be.
Back on private practice.
Well all I can tell you is that I go to work every day and film stops I'll.
It's not -- OK you win.
Come and that they find a way to cut me out I think I'll probably be back it was for a few episodes.
Did I think we got married L you know.
Yeah it's that you know that a lot of doctors around they -- and they perform miracles every episode in private practice so I I have a hunch I'll be okay.
I have a hunch I.
Well congratulations on the success of that new show and all the work that you do with Creative Coalition.
I know you're gonna get a lot of attention now for teaming up with boost our family is.
Is there website -- that people can go do to help.
Yes it's blue star Sam dot org and -- great organization -- you know and they they would welcome anyone grade who wants to you know be a part of it also I think military people out there needs help.
Please go there because there's a lot of help would be good we'll do.
That is very nice view Tim Daly -- live from the City of Angels thank you sir.
Have a great day thank you very much our --
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