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A&E Docuseries ‘Dogs of War’ Follows the Lives of PTSD War Veterans, Matched With Shelter Dogs Trained to Help with Recovery after Combat

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dogsofwarA military veteran, once condemned to a life of isolation and an abandoned dog, once condemned to shelter life come together to rescue each other.

This Veterans Day, A&E Network presents ‘Dogs of War,” a new docuseries that follows the intense journey of military veterans who are suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), paired with shelter dogs that are trained to help them to adjust to life after combat. With the rigorous training and emotional support of these service dogs, veterans are able to integrate back into normal life.

pawsandstripesThe life-saving organization behind the series is Paws and Stripes, founded by Jim and Lindsey Stanek. Jim, who served three tours in Iraq, returned home suffering from severe PTSD. He was not only struggling with the disorder, but also on the brink of homelessness, on a long list to be matched with a costly service dog. Lindsey and Jim, tired of the road blocks, set out to establish an organization that would adopt unwanted dogs from kill shelters, rehabilitate them and pair them with a veteran, at little or no cost. This move was life-changing.

“This series is full of raw, real and intensely emotional moments that don’t often get a spotlight in mainstream media,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E. “Each veterans’ story of survival is humbling and we are proud to create a series that captures the light at the end of the tunnel for these heroes.”

Be sure to watch ‘Dogs of War,’ premiering Tuesday, November 11 at 10PM ET/PT. This docuseries will touch, move and inspire you.

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Pee-wee Herman is Headed Back to the Big Screen

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Pee-wee Herman fans get excited – Paul Reubens announced, on The Tonight Star Staring Jimmy Fallon, there will be another Pee-wee Herman movie installment. Rumors surfaced years ago that a Pee Wee movie was in the works but at the time Reubens denied those claims.

Reubens didn’t let everything out of the bag – the director will be announced later next week. But Reubens promised that the announcement is huge.

The new Pee-wee film will be the first time Reuben’s has made a movie since 1988’s Big Top Pee-wee.

Reuben’s TV show, The Pee-wee Herman Show, was a huge hit in the 80s. The Pee-wee Herman character developed as a stage act also led to an HBO special in 1981. When Reuben took the character to the big screen in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, he toned down the adult innuendo so that he was more appealing to children. This paved the way for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, an Emmy Award winning children’s series that ran on CBS from 1986–91. Another film, Big Top Pee-wee, was released in 1988.

‘VeggieTales: In The House’ Has a Brand New Look, Available on Netflix November 26th

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New episodes of the Dream Works Christian-Animated kids series “VeggieTales: In the House,” are coming soon, with a whole new look. VeggieTales, which has been around for more than 25 years, recently teamed up with Dream Works, a move that has transformed the series and one parents and children are sure to love. Watch the above trailer to see what the fresh produce look like after their makeover and be sure to check out new episodes, available November 26 on Netflix.

Role Reversal Documentary Delves Into the World of Caring for Aging Parents

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What will you do when your aging parents can no longer take care of themselves? Role Reversal, a feature length documentary by Filmmaker Chris Nicholas explores this very question, one that millions are facing today. In the film, he shares his own experience of caring for his ailing mother Beatrice, along with interviews with healthcare professionals and other individuals who are in care-giving positions with aging parents, to help adult children deal with this emotional but crucial role. Watch the above teaser to learn more about this project and how you can contribute to funding the film, still in production. The documentary is set for release in 2015.

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