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Discovery to honor Louis Zamperini with special 'Adrift' airing
Discovery to honor Louis Zamperini with special 'Adrift' airing

Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero, died Wednesday at age 97. To honor Zamperini, whose experiences in the Pacific during the war became the basis of the Angelina Jolie film "Unbroken," Discovery is re-airing its documentary, "Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks" on July 6 at 4 p.m. PT. Zamperini was a lieutenant on a B-24 Liberator that went down in the Pacific in 1943. He and two other crew members survived the crash and drifted on a life raft for 47 days, fighting off sharks and starvation before being picked up by a Japanese patrol boat. One crew member died at sea, but Zamperini and the other surviving crewman were kept as POWs, tortured and...

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