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Airing Sunday, July 10 at 9pm ET/PT

June 20, 2011

Contact - Sean Martin
Director, Communications

(Silver Spring, MD) - The SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX will be revealed in the new Discovery Channel special airing Sunday, July 10 at 9pm ET/PT

In SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX, viewers are invited behind closed doors to learn the story of this top-secret Special Operations unit that officially doesn't even exist.  For three decades, SEAL Team Six has been considered one of the most - if not the most - elite group in the U.S. military.  These are the men who took down Osama Bin Laden.  Now that this undisclosed group has made headlines, will they still be as effective as they've proven to be in the past? 

In addition to the group's background and history, viewers will get a look at the recruiting, weapons and technology necessary in carrying out the year's top news story. Team members are put through some of the most rigorous training and examinations to prove that they have what it takes to complete missions intelligently, discreetly and seamlessly.

Through graphics, interviews and dramatic military b-roll, the stories of those who put it all on the line will be told candidly and informatively. The special introduces viewers to the team's founder, Dick Marcinko, and former members to give the first tell-all account of their experience in this underground organization.

"There's a group that will kick ass and save you," says Marcinko.

Viewers will also meet former SEALS, military analysts, journalists and Seal Team Six wives for an outsider's knowledge and expertise on the group's ability to remain under the radar while carrying out tasks successfully.

"We're rough boys. We want to fight. That's why we joined," says former Seal Don Shipley.

Delve into this mysterious world and learn the SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX.

SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX is produced for Discovery Channel by NBC Peacock Productions. Gretchen Eisele is executive producer for NBC Peacock Productions, and Brooke Runnette is executive producer for Discovery Channel.


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