Wednesday, April 15, 2009
HONESTLY,FRIENDS- the sad reality is TV reality shows will contuine to seek to come up with more outlandish shows till it will culminate with live real time crimes and worse....Amusing ourselves to death-death to our morality,death to the fabric of our socity,death to our common sense,death to the basic cornerstone of society the family,death to community,death to the arts,death to religon, death to education,death to creativity,death to social restraints etc WM
TV show to track U.S. Navy's battles with pirates
Mon Apr 13, 4:13 pm ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A day after the violent rescue of a U.S. ship captain from Somali pirates, a cable television channel on Monday said it will air a reality show about the U.S. Navy's mission to stop piracy off the coast of Africa.
Producers and the Navy have been in talks for three months about the show, which is titled "Pirate Hunters: USN" and is expected to air as a one-hour special in the fall on Spike TV.
The Navy will allow cameras from Spike and 44 Blue Productions to capture life aboard warships USS San Antonio and USS Boxer as their crews search for pirates.
On Sunday, Navy snipers shot dead three Somali pirates holding cargo ship captain Richard Phillips captive off the coast of Somalia. Pirates abound in the region, where civil conflict complicates efforts to control the age-old scourge.
"By all accounts it will get worse, pirates will get more deadly and certainly the Navy will try to counter that," said Rasha Drachkovitch, president of 44 Blue Productions.
So far, most of the known fatalities involving Somali piracy have involved the pirates themselves: hostages are by most accounts well-treated and released unharmed, usually after ransoms are paid.
If "Pirate Hunters: USN" is successful, it could return as a mini-series on Spike, Drachkovitch said.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Eric Walsh)