Saturday, December 19, 2009

Discovery Channel Documentary on Special Forces Selection

The Discovery Channel will air a documentary on the U.S. Army Special Forces selection program.  The program is scheduled for Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm and is called "Two Weeks in Hell".  The program description below is found on the Discovery Channel's website.

"The U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets are America's elite warfare specialists. Who are they and what does it take to become one? Discovery Channel gives viewers an unprecedented close-up look at the brutal two-week training that separates the wannabes from the Berets in the two-hour world premiere of TWO WEEKS IN HELL airing on Sunday, December 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Over 14 days, a candidate's true character is exposed through physical and mental challenges. Discovery Channel was granted special access to document this grueling test of wills and wits from the inside for TWO WEEKS IN HELL. The Green Berets rely on creative, innovative, and stealthy tactics to destabilize an enemy from within a hostile environment. A Green Beret candidate may think he's the right man for the job, but the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) will find out. The selection process is a brutal test designed to mentally and physically smash men down to their core.

The unique, first-hand access of TWO WEEKS IN HELL takes viewers deep inside the world of America's Green Berets. The Green Berets know exactly what they are looking for, and the SFAS cadre will twist the minds and destroy the bodies of those candidates who want the part. Everything at selection has a reason, but it's like no other selection process in the world. For those who try out, it's an avalanche of chaos, stress, and doubt.

They come from all across America, from both the military and civilian lives and most have no idea what they are really getting into. Only then will Special Forces know if they want to invest in what is left. Sixty percent of the candidates will not last the two weeks -- and passing this test is just for the opportunity to start real Green Beret training. SFAS has only one purpose: To find those candidates who have the physical and emotional ability to become Green Berets.

TWO WEEKS IN HELL is produced for Discovery Channel by 2 Roosters. Al Edgington and Robert Williams are executive producers for 2 Roosters. Sara Kozak is executive producer for Discovery Channel."
http://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/programs/two-weeks-hell/

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