Marines shine on 'Stripes'
Combat meets reality TV
- Duration 4:07
- Date Aug 18, 2012
Combat meets reality TV
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Greens putting celebrities.
Through military style missions on the new NBC reality show stars earn its stripes of celeb it's.
We're joined now by one of those Marines.
Andrew McLaren good to see -- sir good to be here fantastic journey you take these celebs on.
Are they tough nick was shape Todd Palin -- I'll leave the daughter of the great boxing champ or they -- -- and Hampton town.
I was actually really surprised that they're not only tough but they're they're for the right reasons you know when your reality show you think that might be some washed -- -- -- -- guaranteeing.
But -- slivers -- really want to be there and what is the point of the -- Put a show it's basically Dancing With The Stars split with the military -- -- take one guy from an elite military unit when swat cop.
-- period you get there was slavery and and it's your job to train in the military tactic.
And this is done for charity and it's done to highlight the -- tremendous heroism and courage of the Marines and all our armed forces.
But astonishingly there's a group of people around the globe.
This is the show should be taken off the air because it glorifies.
So what's that really about they have a problem with America -- -- a problem.
With the Marines with the army with the navy I don't quite understand what they're complaining about methods.
Right well at first I thought that maybe they were just anti war but looking more into it seems -- -- anything military.
You're seeing -- this is being used as a recruitment tool for the US military by making war look fun.
That's not at all what we're doing we're doing is raising money for charity and we're bringing more awareness about what's going on putting a face on veterans and what I would like Stephen col -- to do.
And the end Desmond Tutu and the other noble peace prize laureates concealed out against -- spoken out against the show is to match.
The hundreds of thousands of dollars that we raise for the military for law enforcement and I would like a debate on their show or with them so I -- dispute their bogus claims against us I.
Coburn might take -- I'm surprised to hear him because he's raise an awful lot of money and been very supportive of the troops try to pass some surprise to see.
Him among that group does this kind of give us an appreciation of of some of the things you guys go through -- not just the military -- -- first responders and well.
But it gives you an appreciation for the -- things you're endure.
Right now unlocking this inherited this is an entertainment obviously has a certain wow factor certain entertainment guide to get people to watch an advertising dollars to come of course.
But this definitely is the most realistic show in the most -- so it's ever been on television.
And and yet despite all that all the good do you now see it doing you didn't want to be involved originally you -- voters about it.
Not diverted the reality show I didn't relish or before F kinda like what been there done that when in the past that I've been doing contract -- work all over the world anti terrorism work.
And to me I didn't want to be part of a show I didn't feel -- percent.
Behind it and once a -- community told me about how okay that's something I can put my name and I can be proud of him or did you saved all -- it -- From drowning what we can never were just -- -- -- back from her vote to help them when he was struggling in the water he's not a good swimmer and he had all right here on so in this kind of a scary moment I would swim all the way back and help them.
And then they brought a just in to help -- you ready humble guy help that you have you asked for us this morning there bomb I think -- orders for you guys is she's into.
Okay I thought it was a -- Forty to 5020 -- whatever was thanks for going stuff.
I appreciate you doing right now do for the support children to do right that's yet you can do red -- that they can do up there heads which -- different.
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I hear him getting enough -- -- that -- keep up that exist native all of they've -- Davis didn't do it.
And you know we're excited commercial break for -- -- and equitable.