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Narrated by Actor and Humanitarian Gary Sinise


Arlington, Va. – January 6, 2014 – PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing “NAVY SEALS: THEIR UNTOLD STORY” on DVD. Despite the widespread attention paid to the SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since they eliminated Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine commandoes evolved in response to changing threats – from WWII to the War on Terror – and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history, has remained untold. Few people know the unheralded tales of the first frogmen who dared to face almost certain death with little training, scant equipment and untested tactics.


NAVY SEALS: THEIR UNTOLD STORY” will be available on DVD January 6, 2015. The run time of the program is approximately 120 minutes, and the DVD SRP is $24.99. This program will also be available for digital download.


The Navy’s first Special Warfare Units go back to World War II, and, without them, many of the chapters of that conflict – including the invasion of Normandy and in subsequent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq – might have been written with different outcomes.


NAVY SEALS: THEIR UNTOLD STORY” recounts the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandoes of the Deep” through firsthand accounts – including that of a D-Day demolition team member – and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes. Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers reveal how US Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes.


“We are told that this is the first time Naval Special Warfare has assisted with the research of a documentary about the teams and their forefathers,” says filmmaker Carol L. Fleisher. “We believe this is the first time a documentary has framed the history of the world through the lens of firsthand SEAL reports and missions – some of which have only recently been declassified.”


For over thirty years, Gary Sinise has stood as an advocate of America’s servicemen and women. In 2011, to expand upon his individual efforts, Sinise established the Gary Sinise Foundation with the mission to serve our nation by honoring and supporting our active duty defenders, our wounded, our veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.


From New York Times bestselling authors Dick Couch (a retired SEAL) and William Doyle comes a new book entitled Navy SEALS: Their Untold Story, the first complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs, starting with their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the Global War on Terror. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is releasing Navy SEALs on November 11, 2014.


Corporate funding forNAVY SEALS: THEIR UNTOLD STORY” is made possible by the United States Automobile Association (USAA) and Anheuser Busch, with additional funding from PBS and public television viewers.


NAVY SEALS: THEIR UNTOLD STORY” is produced by fleisherfilm in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting.



About fleisherfilm

fleisherfilm is an award-winning documentary production company that prides itself in making films that excite, inspire and inform. Our programs have won Emmys, the Writers Guild of America Award, Genesis Awards, Humanitas Prizes, Golden Hugo, Cable Aces, Cine Golden Eagles, among many others. Established in 1991, we produce documentaries only — finding that life provides the most interesting stories of all.


About OPB

OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in Oregon and southern Washington, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by its members.


About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.


PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS-branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS Distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including internet and mobile devices.



Street Date: January 6, 2015

Genre: Documentary

Run Time: Approximately 120 Minutes

SRP: $24.99

Format: DVD