Georgia Public Broadcasting will hold a sneak preview of the first episode of the PBS series Carrier, which documents life aboard the USS Nimitz. Carrier will be screened April 2 from 6–9 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. There is no admission to attend the screening but seating is limited. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP by March 27. Register at www.gpb.org by selecting the Carrier link.
Maro Chermayeff, executive producer/director and Jeff Dupre, producer, will be on hand to discuss the episode after the screening.
Carrier follows a core group of characters aboard the USS Nimitz as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, 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.