In conversation with Writer/Director John Sacret Young
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Episode Summary
The author of A Perfect Storm turns his empathetic eye to a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

Participant(s) Bio
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.

John Sacret Young began his television work on the Emmy winning Best Drama series, Police Story, and has since created, written, or Executive Produced six additional series and multiple pilots, mini-series and movies of the week. He co-created with William Broyles, Jr., wrote, and executive produced the ground-breaking series, China Beach. For his work on the show, John received five Emmy and four Writer's Guild Award nominations. The WGA honored him with the Award for an episode he also directed. The West Wing brought him two more Emmy and two more WGA nominations. John won his second WGA Award for the mini-series, A Rumor of War. He's also written and produced feature films and has been honored with two Christopher Awards for the Academy Award nominated Testament starring Jane, and the film Romero with Raul Julia. John's original mini-series about the Gulf War, Thanks of a Grateful Nation, was honored with his second Humanitas Prize as a writer. Young's book, REMAINS: Non-Viewable was a Los Angeles Times best seller.