The Marine behind the scenes of NBC's This Is Us

October 23, 2019 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 25 min Download
The Marine behind the scenes of NBC's This Is Us

The Marine behind the scenes of NBC's This Is Us

October 23, 2019 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 25 min Download
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
NBC's hit show "This Is Us" has shown us the Vietnam veteran's experience. This season it adds a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan. The realism of her emotional scenes is due in part to a real Marine, James LaPorta.  We talked with James about his infantry days, the hidden tributes he built into the show, and how he went from combat to become an acclaimed writer for Newsweek and The Washington Post.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.