As you know I wrote a follow up after I watched the E! Investigates Military Wives program that premiered Dec 15th, discussing my opinions and thoughts . In addition I posted it to my FB Like page and it received great amounts of attention. Earlier tonight a former member of the production team for this series left the following comment:

“Dear viewers!

I worked on the production team for this show in the preliminary stages of production. The show shifted shapes several times while we were trying to get military approval. Unfortunately, that approval was not given. We could not work with anyone still affiliated with the military. Think about it: this is why media focuses on stories and subjects after the fact. They are working AROUND active-duty. If you want shows to deliver more complete representations, be heard in telling military leaders your preferences. Also, be open to working with media when they contact you.”

I then posted this on FB to see what others thoughts were and boy I thought no one was up this time of night but I sure as heck was wrong. You can view the very strong views and opinions of this here.

As with anything you have certain people who no matter what perceive things as how they want them to be, so you know I had to respond right? Listen below by pressing the play button and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments portion. B

By the way I promise I won’t discuss this anymore…Unless you want me to ;)

Hooah & Smooches



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

12 Comments on Army Wife 101 Speaks Again on E! Investigates MilitaryWives…Here’s Why!

  1. Hi, just wanted to say that I did try the link and my computer said it was a broken link? I did however read the one comment left on the facebook site and honestly when I read your comment on the show, which I did not see as I read about it to late on your fb page. I did not in any way feel you were slamming or putting down anyone who had the issues that were what the show was about.

  2. I am a journalist myself and this is a lousy excuse. I worked a couple of times with the US Army. My experience is that the permission takes forever but it’s not impossible. On the top of this, I write for foreign magazines because I am a foreign-born spouse. All my queries had to go, first, to the State Department for permission and only after that to the Pentagon. So, don’t try to explain to me that you couldn’t get a permission for your TV show. I’ve done this.
    It might be the case that because I am an Army spouse myself, the Army found me more trustworthy and gave me the access I needed. But keep in mind that I am (still) a foreign national writing for foreign media. Anyways, you could say many bad things about the US Army but from my experience, it is much more open than many other institutions.
    Once again, it might be the case that the show couldn’t wait a month or two to obtain the permission. But might be also that they were not so forthcoming and giving the PR people enough information what they want to do. Either way, if you an experienced journalist, this is a lousy excuse.

  3. To be clear, I do not speak for E!. I speak for my own experience.

    As the show changed, we did discuss whether the title still suited the subject matter. “Wives” themed shows are a popular series within E! Investigates and E! True Hollywood Story. (Baseball Wives, Rapper Wives, Rockstar Wives…) E! wanted to deliver a show about Military Wives! You now know the reason why the range of stories was not entirely representative, as we had originally designed the show to be. As for the title, alas, it still was a show built around the stories of military wives.

    Thank you for being smart, responsive viewers!

  4. I would like to share a opinion from a different perspective, I was a Military Police officer, I am not a IRAQ VET with PTSD, I am also a WOMAN!!!!

    I would like to ask every single one of you yo please be respectful and understand that what these families are going through you dont want to have to deal with. Please be thankful that your husband or loved one is not dealing with PTSD! if you are dealing with this then you understand what we are going through.

    you have a right to your opinion but you do not have a right to cut people down. I have more respect for all of these ladies then a lot of the politicians that are stopping the news from doing real military stories.

    No one knows how to deal with the situation until you have been thrown in it. RESPECT is a trait of a MILITARY WIFE! KEEP IT!

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