Nobel Winners Protest “Stars Earn Stripes”

NBC debuts “Stars Earn Stripes,” the latest celebrity reality competition show that sends stars through military exercises, but Nobel  laureates say it glorifies war.

Archbisoph Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Jose Ramos-Horta, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Betty Williams sent a letter to NBC’s Robert Greenblatt and producer Mark Burnett, accusing the show “of trying to somehow sanitize war by likening it to an athletic competition,” per the AP. They asked the network to stop airing the show, which debuts tonight.

The series is hosted by retired Gen. Wesley Clark and features Dean Cain, Todd Palin and Nick Lachey, among others.

 

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