CARRIER is a character-driven, edge-of-your-seat, nonfiction drama and a once-in-a-lifetime total immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. CARRIER follows a core group of film participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the admiral of the strike group to the fighter pilots to the youngest sailors, as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror. The USS Nimitz is 24 stories high, three football fields long and carries more than 5, 000 Navy personnel and 85 military aircraft. Filmed from May to November 2005, nearly 2,000 hours of high-definition video were captured aboard the ship during a full six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, of which three months were spent in combat in support of the ground troops. For the first time, a television series takes a raw and personal look at the Navy's role in this controversial war.
A man overboard drill on the USS Nimitz. CARRIER follows a core group of participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the elite fighter pilots to the youngest sailors and everyone in between, as they... 04:56
The US Navy conducts community relations activities while on liberty in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is an extended version of a sequence featured in hour four, "Squared Away," of the PBS series... 02:58
On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones as the USS Nimitz departs for a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf. The stage is set for CARRIER, which... 06:02
A firsthand look at the upcoming PBS documentary series CARRIER, which follows a core group of film participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the admiral of the strike group to the fighter pilots to... 26:47