NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, Documentary Channel (DOC) explores the increasingly dangerous, emotional conditions faced by our nation's war correspondents with the US television premiere of director Martyn Burke's "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat" on Saturday, August 11 (8 pm ET/PT). As battle lines continue to be drawn around the globe, now more than ever our country relies on those gathering news and information in extreme war conditions. An eye-opening look inside the lives of these war reporters, "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat" shares the firsthand account of the brutal circumstances, unimaginable experiences and psychological and emotional toll endured in the quest to share the stories from the war zone.
Other special programming highlights for August include:
- "Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers" (August 4, 8p ET/PT), shares the thrills and spills of life in roller derby as the members of Portland's Rose City Rollers take viewers into their rollicking world where librarians, athletes and regular girls alike embrace their feminine power… on wheels. US Television Premiere.
- "The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless" (August 18, 8p ET/PT), takes viewers on a 55 minute roller coaster chronicle of the global financial collapse. A straight-shooting look at the current troubles faced today, "The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless" examines how we came to the state we are in and the truth of what the future may hold. US Television Premiere.
- "The Axe in The Attic" (August 25, 8p ET/PT), explores American Diaspora in the aftermath of one of the country's most devastating disasters, Hurricane Katrina. A remarkable look at the lives of numerous evacuees, "The Axe in the Attic" bears witness of the loss, dignity, perseverance and humor of people who became exiles in their own country but still fought to survive. "The Axe in the Attic" US Television Premiere airs in honor of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
- "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" (August 28, 8 pm ET/PT), tells the shocking story of the murder of a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago, lynched for whistling at a white woman in the street. "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" articulates the madness of racism in 1950's America. Airing as part of Documentary Channel's Black Documentary Cinema.
Documentary Channel is primarily available through satellite television services DISH Network (Channel 197) and DIRECTV (Channel 267).
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