Nat Geo takes 'The Long Road Home' with Iraq war drama

Monday, 06 November 2017 12:00 AM Written by 

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Martha Raddatz’s book,“The Long Road Home” (9 p.m. Tuesday, Nat Geo), about American soldiers ambushed in Iraq in 2004 gets adapted into an eight-episode drama series by executive producer Mike Medavoy, a longtime Hollywood executive whose past war films include “Platoon” and “Apocalypse Now.”

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“There's no better way to tell this story than with the number of hours that National Geographic was so kind in putting together and making sure that we did it right,” he said in July during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I think television is a great medium, especially today, in light of what's happening to the movies.”

Ms. Raddatz applauded the adaptation of her book.

“I think you immediately identify with these soldiers and with the families at home. You know who they are,” she said. “It's divided into these eight parts, and each one is a different perspective of a different soldier, a different family.”

This post originally appeared in the print edition of the Sunday Post-Gazette Magazine section.

 

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