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Fishing Behind the Lines

Back to My Roots - Don Meissner

Host, Don Meissner, returns to his childhood home in Wellsville, New York with his good friend Rust Eddy. The two spend their day fishing for trout and bass, and Rust learns about Don's childhood fishing on the Genesee River; Don's father, who served during World War II; and why Don joined the Navy.

Thursday, August 9 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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  • Wednesday, August 8 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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Soldiers share their experiences in the Army while fishing is introduced as a natural way to relieve stress and features one of the most popular outdoor activities. Fishing Behind the Lines invokes the soldier's story, their lives serving in the United States Military and its effect on their families, and their overall life experiences. Each episode highlights a day of fishing in one of the great lakes, regional streams or rivers. The series, Hosted by Don Meissner, with active duty or retired Soldiers as special guests will do much to link the military and civilian communities and foster national pride.