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Earl Carter, who lives part time in Orient,

Earl Carter, who lives part time in Orient, spent more than 40 years in the advertising industry, living in real life the profession now glamorized on the hit TV series “Mad Men.” In this installment of "In Another Light," Carter, who is also a fiction author and professor, discusses his decades-long struggle to get recognition for his most famous campaign, "Be All You Can Be," which ran on TV and in print for the U.S. Army for more than 20 years. (Credit: Erin Geismar)

Newsday.com is looking for participants for a live video chat at noon on Sunday, Jan. 20, with part-time Orient resident Earl Carter, a “Mad Men”-esque advertising pro whose work includes the U.S. Army’s “Be All You Can Be” campaign. The interview will follow the launch of Newsday community journalist Erin Geismar’s “In Another Light “ video profile of Carter, who is also a fiction writer and professor.

Carter, who will discuss some of his more famous work, received a civilian Medal of Honor from the Army in 2008.

You can watch his video interview at newsday.com/inanotherlight on Jan. 20 and then join in on the conversation at noon, when Carter will be on hand to discuss the Army campaign (as well as a slew of other familiar taglines), comparisons to Don Draper and his take on modern advertising.

Anyone can watch the Hangout, but you’ll need a Google+ account to join (https://plus.google.com/). Fill out the form below if you’d like to participate.


Tags: Be all you can be , Mad Men , Army , advertising

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