Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of several reality series assembled in anticipation of war in the Middle East, ABC's Profiles From the Front Line was produced by filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer (of Black Hawk Down fame) and Bertram Van Munster (formerly of the TV series Cops) with the full cooperation of the Pentagon. The 13-episode series offered an up-close-and-personal perspective on the members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who had been dispatched to such international hot spots as Afghanistan, South America, and the Philippines. The program succeeded in putting a human face on war not by luridly stressing its dangers and horrors or by adhering to an artificial, prepared script, but through the poignant words and thoughts of the soldiers themselves. Profiles From the Front Line premiered February 27, 2003.
Afghanistan, behind-the-scenes, Philippines, soldier, South-America, Special-Forces, war