The U.S. Naval Institute took a major plunge in 2007 when it started producing 90-second vignettes for television, featuring interviews with combat veterans under the title, Americans at War. Since June, an estimated 50 million households have viewed the segments on PBS.
The body of work is now 40 stories, including those of common Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Soldiers, and Airmen, Army and Navy nurses, former Senator Bob Kerry and Senator Daniel Inouye—both of whom lost limbs and earned the Medal of Honor—former Senator Bob Dole, former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral James Holloway, and the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush. Internet surfers are even finding them on YouTube.