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Spike TV to air 'Band of Brothers' marathon Monday

Spike TV will air what it's calling an “interactive” “Band of Brothers” marathon Monday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here are the news release specifics.

“Throughout the day, Elijah Kelley (“Red Tails”) will host a series of interstitials during commercial breaks that take viewers behind-the-scenes of Fleet Week 2012 in New York City. These vignettes include exclusive access to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp; a front-row seat to Marine weapons demonstration and Naval air shows; backstage with Katy Perry at a concert dedicated to the troops; and an inside look at job fair for veterans as they prepare for the future with the help of Spike’s “Hire A Veteran” initiative.

The critically-acclaimed series, “Band of Brothers,” focuses on the harrowing experiences of E Company, better known as “Easy” Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, United States Army 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Through the eyes of the brave soldiers, viewers follow them from their arduous basic training to the American airborne landings in Normandy, to the bloody Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war. All of the characters portrayed in the miniseries are based on actual members of Easy Company, many of whom are featured in interviews at the beginning of each episode.”

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