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John McCain to host war heroes film marathon on AMC

It must be the season for former Republican candidates to hit cable TV. Last week, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin showed up on TLC's American Chopper. Now comes word that presidential candidate John McCain will host AMC's Memorial Day Movie Marathon starting at 8 a.m. May 25.

Of the two, Senator McCain's TV appearance certainly seems to be the classier one.

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Although how hard would it be to top Palin's appearance last week that featured her sitting on a bearskin and telling a guy who made motorcycles what a great patriot he is.

McCain's appearance on AMC will feature the Annapolis graduate serving as host for six films celebrating American war heroes. The films are: Midway (1976), Patton (1970), The Longest Day (1962), Hamburger Hill (1987), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and Battle of the Bulge (1965).

"The interesting thing that I found about heroes, is that they're the last people to believe that they're really heroes," McCain says in a statement from AMC. Commenting on his own wartime service, McCain said, "The great honor and privilege of my life was to have served in the company of heroes."

(Above: CBS News photo of Sen. John McCain by Karin Cooper)

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