"War Stories with Oliver North" was a military history program on the Fox News Channel. Hosted by retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver "Ollie" North, of Iran–Contra affair fame, the program covered a number of different stories relating to war and national defense, featuring individuals who were directly involved with the topic covered in the episode.
Each episode focused on one of three areas:
A particular noteworthy individual, such as George Patton or Douglas MacArthurA particular battle, such as the Battle of Hamburger HillA segment devoted to a specific topic, such as the use of animals in the military or the Huey
The episodes were often based on current events; the episode which aired August 6, 2006 featured the history of Fidel Castro's rise to power (in light of Castro's temporary relinquishment of power) while the prior week's episode centered on Hezbollah. North ends the episode with the tagline, "his/hers/theirs is a war story, that deserves to be told".
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Lord of War is a 2005 crime drama war film written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol, and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD following on January 17, 2006, and the Blu-ray Disc on July 27, 2006. Cage plays an illegal arms dealer, inspired by the stories of several real-life arms dealers and smugglers. The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the arms trafficking by the international arms industry.
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The UK DVD release of Lord of War includes, prior to the film, an advertisement for Amnesty International, showing the AK-47 being sold on a shopping channel of the style popular on cable networks. The American DVD release includes a bonus feature that shows the various weapons used in the film, allowing viewers to click on each weapon to get statistics about their physical dimensions and histories. The DVD bonus section also contains a public service announcement from Nicolas Cage that addresses the issue of illicit arms sales.
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