August 02, 2007 12:08 AM by Joe Blackmon
Forty years ago, an angry and rebellious Duane “Dog” Chapman dropped
out of school in the seventh grade never to return. Thirty years ago
this summer, Dog began a five year sentence for his involvement in a
murder. After serving nineteen months in a notorious Texas prison, Dog
emerged a changed man – determined to turn his life around and to help
others along the way.
Looking back on the moments that helped create
the word’s most famous bounty hunter, A&E presents A MAN CALLED
DOG, a one-hour special that travels through the past with Dog, his
wife Beth and his posse, as the legendary bounty hunter makes a present
day journey through his origins in Colorado and Texas to reunite with
old friends and mentors to re-live significant moments from his past.
The special premieres Tuesday, August 14, at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Dog’s life has always been extraordinary. From his wild outlaw-biker days to his rehabilitation in a Texas prison to his long journey to become the world’s greatest bounty hunter. This one-hour special promises to be one of the most compelling and moving hours of Dog The Bounty Hunter as Dog finally comes to make peace with his troubled past, including a trip to his father’s grave which reveals a side of Dog fans have never seen before.
A MAN CALLED DOG is the cornerstone programming event of DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, which includes a viewers’ choice marathon on Monday, August 13 from 9PM – 11PM and an all day Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon on Tuesday, August 14, from 8:00AM – 9:00PM as well as Dog The Bounty Hunter premieres throughout the month of August.
Dog the Bounty Hunter is produced by Hybrid Films for A&E Network. Lucas Platt and Rick Smigelski are the Series Producers. David Houts and Daniel Elias serve as the executive producers for Hybrid Films. Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen serve as the A&E executive producers.