Mon, 08/19/2013 - 7:00pm

USS Nimitz on its 2005 deployment

Tune in for this character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. Filmed aboard the USS Nimitz, the 10 episodes follow a core group of characters as they navigate their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror. Carrier airs Monday nights at 7 and 8 p.m. on WXXI-World beginning August 19, 2013 on WXXI World. The episodes encore Tuesdays at 2 and 3 p.m.

In episode 1, All Hands, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond.