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Monday, September 25, 2006

I appreciate the feedback we have been getting regarding CFR-TV. In fact, we took a beating from some of our regulars regarding Episode 6. Yes, I know it is boring, but not every episode can have as much impact as Bus Stop (Episode 3). In fact, one of the main purposes behind CFR-TV is to show the soldier's life, as boring as it might be sometimes. Future episodes will focus on soldiers from not only the US but Abkhazia, Chechnya and Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, that, while not rooted in combat action, hopefully shed light on the mundane routine that soldiers experience.

Don't worry though, there will be enough action in future episodes. We also plan to air relevant interviews including Afghan Defense Minister Wardok and Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev (KIA July 2006). In addition, we are also working on a number of CFR-TV series offerings. The first one will be about the Qala i Jangi fortress uprising and will run for at least 6 weeks beginning in November and then India Company 3/7 Marines deployment from 29 Palms to Baghdad during OIF1, Operation Anaconda and the standing up of the 1/1/9 Iraqi Armor unit.

Anyway, stay with us on these "boring", "useless" "what is the point" episodes. We don't expect everyone to like all our offerings but hopefully you will like more than you hate. I am sure the soldiers of 3BCT didn't mind Episode 6!

I also put in the three recent comments regarding Episode 6 that came in over the weekend. Someday we will figure out how to have them post automatically to the blog so all can see--and we can get a discussion started.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Episode 6:

"This video is pretty pointless. Sorry no offence."

"Hi, Nice job on episode 6. It was quite a moment when the officer in charge started calling out the soldiers names to get on the plane. However, it is my uneducated suggestion that you focus the episode on combat. Maybe if you want to shoot them getting ready to go to Iraq you should maybe film like..... 45 seconds. Sincerely, Zarin. P.S. Man, you guys sure know how to make a preview, can't wait for October."

"The clip doesn't have any sense of story or character. It also just ends. This should be better than what I can ge on youtube.com. The exclusive factor is not good enough. Give me something worth watching. Also, the brief is great, but it comse after the clip on the page. It is not situated in a way that I would read it first and then watch the clip. I assume (at my own risk) that there is at least one "character in this footage that is worth following." Big Angry

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, what is TOC?

4:36 PM  

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