Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"The Surge" to air in Tampa, Fla.

Public television in Tampa, Fla., has added "Afghanistan: The Surge" to its schedule. It will air on WEDU+ (aka WEDU-DT) at 8 p.m. on Sept. 9. WEDU+ can be found on digital channel 3.4, on Bright House cable at channel 605, on Comcast at 203, Knology at 137 and on Verizon FIOS at 476. As always full future listing for airings can be found at The, as well as information on buying the DVD. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Topeka PBS to Air "The Surge"

Topeka's PBS station has added "Afghanistan: The Surge" to its schedule. It will air on KTWUDT3 at 9 p.m. on Aug. 4. A full schedule can be found at 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Camp Lejeune broadcast

OK Camp Lejeune Marines, "Afghanistan: The Surge" will be on your cable  PBS channel Aug. 15, at 9 pm. That is to say, on the cable channel UNC-MX. It will also be broadcast on their main UNC-TV channel at a date yet to be determined. As they say, watch this space. And did I mention that DVDs are for sale at

Broadcast schedule

Here's the broadcast schedule as of July 5, 2012, for "Afghanistan: The Surge." I only get reports about three weeks out so I'll update this as I get new information.

7/11/2012 Denver KBDIDT 8:00 PM   MT
7/11/2012 Denver KBDIDT 11:00 PM MT
7/11/2012 Colorado Springs K32EO 8:00 PM MT
7/11/2012 Colorado Springs K32EO 11:00 PM MT
7/13/2012 Jacksonville, Fla. WJCTDT 10:00 PM ET
7/24/2012 Denver KBDIDT2 7:00 PM MT
7/27/2012 Denver KBDIDT2 3:00 AM MT
7/31/2012 Atlanta WPBADT 11:00 PM ET
8/26/2012 San Francisco KQED 9:00 PM PT
8/27/2012 San Francisco KQED 3:00 AM PT

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another PBS station signs on

Another PBS station has scheduled "Afghanistan: The Surge." WPBATDT in Atlanta will air it July 31 at 11 p.m. You can check the full schedule as I know it at

Thursday, June 28, 2012


DVDs of "Afghanistan: The Surge" are now on sale at They are $24.95 plus $2.50 S&H. Please help spread the word.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


"Afghanistan: The Surge" was sent out yesterday to all the PBS stations in the country. Each station will decide if and when to air it. The first to report in was KQED in San Francisco, one of the PBS flagship stations. It will broadcast the film on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 9 .m. on KQED World. Further updates at

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I made a guest appearance last Sunday on "This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian." Disclaimer: I helped create this show when I was at Army Times Publishing Co. In any event, Vago had me on to talk about my documentary "Afghanistan: The Surge." For pain junkies, here's the url to the clip (look in the right hand side for the specific segment of the show).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Web Site

Another small step forward on the documentary formerly known as "Combat Outpost." The new name is "Afghanistan: The Surge." There is now a Web site. Spread the word. There will be a screening of the film at my college reunion this coming Saturday. Grinnell College, Harris Theater, 10 a.m. Drop on by.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The First Five Minutes

NETA, the folks who are distributing my film, have put the first five minutes up online. I have renamed the film.  It is now "Afghanistan: The Surge." Here's the link. Scroll down the page to find it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Post Production

The film goes into the hands of the post production folks today. They're the ones who correct the color and sweeten the audio. In other words, put a high gloss finish on the film. If all goes according to plan, the film will be distributed to all the PBS stations on June 15. Each station will then decide if and when they broadcast it. Stay tuned for further details.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Good News

I've struck a deal to distribute the film to all of the PBS stations in the country. The film has a new title: "Afghanistan: The Surge." Distribution to the stations will take place in mid June. Each station will be free to air it or not, and to pick whatever date and time they want. As I get more information about specific stations I will post it here. Also, as soon as the program has aired on the first station I will have DVDs and Blu-rays available for sale. So, as the advertising people say, watch this space.