In Brief: Feb. 19, 2001

SURVIVOR III Apparently eager to cash in on two trends--reality TV and the Web--at once, the Army has launched a website called Basic Training www.goarmy.com/basic that will follow the real-life, real-time adventures of six young recruits as they make their way through the trials and tribulations of the first nine weeks of Army life, from their first haircut to their last push-up. The recruits--four men and two women--will go through training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. The show, which promises "uncut, unfiltered glimpses of life in the Army," premieres Feb. 16. Any moles will be summarily court-martialed.

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