Season 1, Episode 3 - Edward Carter

MEDAL OF HONOR

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Episode
Number:Season 1, Episode 3
Air Date:11/09/2018

What You Need To Know:

MEDAL OF HONOR’s third episode is the story of Edward Carter, a black solider in World War II. In 1945, American troops were pushing into the German homeland. Edward Carter’s unit was ambushed by German troops. Carter charged the German position and eliminated it single-handedly. Despite numerous injuries, Carter killed all but two of the German troops and managed to interrogate the captured two in German while limping back to the American position. No black soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II. However, that decision was rectified in 1997 when President Bill Clinton awarded the Medal of Honor to seven black soldiers, including Carter.

This episode of MEDAL OF HONOR is a powerful story of bravery. The narration and interviews provide audiences with a careful description of the U.S. Military during WWII. The writing of the dramatized sections feels a little hokey compared to other episodes, but the performances are strong. Some complicated worldview issues occur here, as this episode seems like it glorifies combat, rather than service. Some violent scenes make this episode inappropriate for younger children.

Content:

(BB, PP, C, L, VV, S, N, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral, patriotic worldview where bravery and redemptive self-sacrifice are important character traits and where racism is a great evil, but where combat (rather than service) is inappropriately glorified;

Foul Language:
  Two obscenities, four profanities (including one use of God’s name);

Violence:
  Gunfire, artillery fire, several people are hit and even killed by gunfire, some gore and blood;

Sex:
  One sexual joke, a married couple kisses passionately, then falls into a bed together;

Nudity:
  A man in seen in only his boxers;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drug content; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Some discussions and portrayals of Nazism.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
1.111/09/2018Sylvester Antolak+1
1.211/09/2018Clint Romesha-2
1.311/09/2018Edward Carter-1
1.411/09/2018Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura +1
1.511/09/2018Vito Bertoldo+1
1.611/09/2018Joseph Vittori-1
1.711/09/2018Richard L. Etchberger-1
1.811/09/2018Ty M. Carter-2

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