Saturday, December 19, 2009

Television: HBO's The Pacific

The Pacific, an HBO 10-part miniseries, will debut March 14 and air Sundays through May 16. Variety called the project, which boasts Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman as executive producers, "the pay cabler's complement to Band of Brothers."

Starring James Badge Dale, Joe Mazzello and Jon Seda, The Pacific is based on Robert Leckie's Helmet for My Pillow (Bantam, $19, 9780553763591/0553763598) and Eugene B. Sledge's With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa (Presidio Press, $7.99, 9780891419198/0891419195). Holds can be placed by Niles Public Library patrons by going to the library's iBistro catalog.

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