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7:00pm Saturday, July 31 on Prime

Documentary Series

Majic Johnson

Clarke Gayford’s challenge tonight is to become a soldier for a day, and this time Army Sergeant Majic Johnson (who is currently on assignment as a peacekeeper in the Middle East) is putting him through his paces. Clarke’s day involves not just the usual marching and running, but using a bayonet to gently probe in sand for landmines, and the ultimate test, using NBC (Nuclear, Biologicial, and Chemical) safety equipment – a full protective suit designed to keep our soldiers safe if attacked by one of these agents. It’s never fully explained how the suit will ward off a nuclear blast but Clarke gets plenty of practice with the gas mask. And to prove it really works the troops are marched into a room full of tear gas, told to take off their masks and get a lungful!

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