The Frontline documentary scheduled to air next week, The Soldier's Heart, an exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers returning from Iraq, also contains some strong language. In the preview screener I saw, one tormented vet, describing his fear of confiding in his fellow soldiers about his depression, wonders if he will be thought of as a "fucking pussy." Asked about the plans for that broadcast, Fanning said that those and other offending words were likely to be cut, though he felt that, like the language in A Company of Soldiers, they were context-appropriate. "We can't fight this battle every week," he sighed. ... 12:41 p.m.
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