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Bob Lee Swagger reaches a new generation with 'Shooter' TV series

Bob Lee Swagger reaches a new generation with 'Shooter' TV series

Bob Lee Swagger just won't die.

Since his 1993 debut in Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's best-selling thriller "Point of Impact," the ex-Marine sniper has been featured in eight more novels and a 2007 feature film starring Mark Wahlberg.

And Tuesday night, he arrives on television in a 10-hour series, "Shooter," starring Ryan Phillippe on cable channel USA. Produced by Wahlberg and co-starring Omar Epps, this is not only quality drama — it's a series that speaks with the same kind of cultural resonance to Donald Trump's America in 2016 that Hunter's original creation did to Bill Clinton's.

Swagger is an enduring American creation, and USA's...

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