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"They're over there saving lives, we just save limbs," is how nurse James Brewster-Liddle compares the A&E major-injuries unit to his own minor-injuries department, before making a life-saving blood clot diagnosis. This ob-doc series set in Cardiff aims to highlight the breadth and depth of a nurse's responsibilities – cajoling a stroke patient into eating some rice pudding, tattooing nipples on to the reconstructed breasts of a cancer survivor – while tentatively suggesting the line between nurses and doctors might be blurring. Rachel Aroesti
Martin Luther King And The March On Washington
It is 50 years since campaigners at the Lincoln Memorial heard Martin Luther King's historic "I have a dream" speech.
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The saying that nothing succeeds like success is perhaps nowhere truer than in the military world of special forces-the elite units that may have months to plan and train for a mission and still experience casualties and total mission failure, or may have a matter of days to prepare, yet complete the mission without a hitch. Succeed, and all that planning was worth it. Fail, and it's an international incident.
Gallery: 13 Most and Least Successful Raids
The secret to a successful raid, according to Major John L. Plaster (ret.), lies in the operational cycle. The operational cycle encompasses the entire process of
And for its part, the network has managed to maintain interest by squeezing out hours and hours of new, shark-related programming each go around. Yes, every show contains the obligatory slow-motion breaches, attack survivor testimonials and gallons and gallons of chum, but there are still a surprising number of new, sharky angles to be found.
This year's Shark Week, which starts Aug. 1, seems to be going for laughs. "The Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson gets his own special, "Best Bites" (Wednesday, Aug. 4, 9 p.m. Et), which finds him feeding sharks, cage-less. And the only thing funnier than the potential for Ferguson squealing like a Scottish lass? "Shark Attack Survival Guide."
Now, there shouldn't be anything funny about shark attacks -- the statistically improbable
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