WEB EXCLUSIVE with Emmy Winning Actor Gary Sinise

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The star of the television series CSI New York sat down for an exclusive interview with White House Correspondent Melissa Charbonneau at Washington, D.C., to talk about the film industry's portrayal of the U.S. military.

The Emmy Award-winning actor talks about why he wants to draw attention to the nation's service members, what veterans remember about his most famous character Lt. Dan Taylor from in Forrest Gump, and his personal military connections.

Sinise, who earned an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, attended the second annual G.I. Film Festival , an event showcasing films that honor America's armed forces.

The actor has been a longtime supporter of troops, veterans causes, and wounded warriors, and has performed charity benefits with his Lt. Dan Band at military bases worldwide.

The actor who has appeared in blockbuster from Apollo 13 to The Green Mile is a spokesman for the Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial Foundation and a co-founder of the Operation Iraqi.

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