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Life Aboard the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

What is life like aboard an aircraft carrier? In the new PBS series “Carrier,” a film crew traveled for six months on the San Diego-based USS Nimitz nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to find out. We

Life Aboard the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Maureen Cavanaugh : San Diegans may think they know a lot about aircraft carriers, after all we see them all the time. In fact, the USS Midway carrier is now one of our big tourist attractions in San Diego Bay.

But while we're familiar with the tearful deployments and the festive homecoming, most of us are not so knowledgeable about what goes on in the middle. What is it like to live and work on board an aircraft carrier with more than 5,000 other people for a six month deployment to a war zone?


Be sure to watch the ten-part series Carrier starting Sunday , April 27 at 9 p.m. on KPBS.


  • Maro Chermayeff , director and executive producer of Carrier , the new ten-part PBS documentary about life aboard the San Diego-based USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier.
  •   Jeff Dupre, producer of the PBS Carrier series.