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Marianne Paskowski

Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’ More Than a TV Show

July 3, 2008 10:03 AM

Earlier this week several cast members from “Army Wives,” attended a red carpet event at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

They were there—joined by real army wives and military personnel—to screen the upcoming July 6 episode “The Hero Returns,” and to launch a postcard drive that will deliver moral support to military families.

For me, “Army Wives’ is appointment television, but it’s more than that: It’s public service at its best. And the timing couldn’t be better given the Independence Holiday weekend.

Regardless of how you feel about the war, let’s not forget the troops who are fighting to preserve our freedoms. I salute Lifetime for its important public service work here.


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Happy Fourth of July, Marianne.


It's just the greatest country ever.

Long may it thrive.

And long may you blog.

Marianne Paskowski:

Hi Cory,

And a happy Fourth of July to you, just came back from a big BBQ and some women were talking about "Army Wives." How fitting.

May freedom ring, sometimes I have my doubts, with the way this country has been going the last 8 years, but I remain hopeful and optimistic for better times ahead.


I am a Vietnam Combat Infantry Vet. I support the troops and their families as much as anyone can.

However, let us be clear. This Administration has completely missused the wonderful members of our military by sending them to Iraq, spending their precious lives to bring down Sadam to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the World Bank because Iraq would not "play ball" with the other oil producing nations and trade in US Dollars and pay down our national debt through their grubby, profit grabbing hands.

Yes, this is a television good program, and it should have all the attention drawn to it that is possible.

But sadly, like my "war" forty years ago, this one is about greed and economic gain for a sparse few with absolutely no meaning what so ever beyond that.

Someday the Truth, the Whole Truth, will come out into the open where all will know and then, and only then, will our real patriotic thrust be correctly guided. God Bless America now more than ever.
Peter Bright

Marianne Paskowski:

Hi Peter,
I totally agree with your position on this stupid war. I think "Army Wives" could be even better if the spouses left at home would tackle why in the hell our troops are in Iraq. Sometimes you see it, not often.

Thanks for your always thoughtful thoughts.

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