EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch AT&T's* original documentary "GI Jobs" on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on AUDIENCE® Network. "GI Jobs" documents the struggles and obstacles that veterans face to find a job after they separate from the military.
"GI Jobs" follows 5 veterans from different backgrounds and branches of the military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines) as they try to make sense of the civilian job market and use different assistance agencies to help them determine where they fit in. The film also follows a grass-roots organization of motorcycle-riding vets known as "Vet Hunters" who offer assistance to homeless vets.
"AUDIENCE Network is proud to bring awareness to the hardships facing our veteran community with 'GI Jobs,'" said Chris Long, senior vice president, AT&T Original Content and Production. "Eight out of 10 veterans face unemployment when they leave the service. Its our hope this documentary inspires and enlightens those more fortunate to help these men and women in need."
"'GI Jobs' tells a story that needs to be told," said Bart Peters, AT&T vice president of Development and Production. "The film paints a vivid, and detailed portrait of what vets are experiencing as they rejoin society - and try to find gainful employment."
The documentary takes place in and around Los Angeles, home to more homeless and jobless veterans than any other major city in the country. Los Angeles is also coordinating its efforts through government, non-profit, and private institutions to help veterans and be a leading example for other communities to follow.
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch "GI Jobs" and the rest of AUDIENCE Network's fall season line-up on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com**.
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About AUDIENCE Network Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AUDIENCE is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV and U-Verse subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. DIRECTV continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas; the suspense-drama ROGUE, starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser; Full Circle: Chicago Payback, written by Keith Huff and starring Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, Rita Wilson, and Terry O'Quinn; and Neil LaBute's second project with the network, Billy & Billie, starring Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce. Audience is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account at the deadliest year in our nation's longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from two renowned sports journalists with The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today's hottest artists on Guitar Center Sessions and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It's original entertainment you won't see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience
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