21 Patriotic TV Shows: When Stars & Stripes Meet the Small Screen

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Independence Day. 

It's a time for barbeque, fireworks and thoughts about what it means to live in a free country. 

How does television fit into this celebration? Aside from offering up various marathons every year on the holiday?

The small screen has never suffered from a shortage of patriotic endeavors and themes, airing programs that take viewers inside the CIA, the White House and other levels of government.

So wipe the barbeque sauce off your finger tips, put down your corn on the cob and flip through some of the best television America has to offer on the subject of loving this great country...

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.


Really? Did I miss something? Yes, I agree with many of these, but to leave out NCIS and several others makes this list seem a little less noteworthy than it could.

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Homeland Quotes

They call it the end times. What do you think the beheadings are about? The crucifixions in diya heifer and the revival of slavery. You think they make this shit up? It's all in the book. Their fuckin' book. The only book they ever read. They read it all the time, they never stop. They're there for one reason and one reason only, to dir for the caliphate and usher in a world without infidels. That's their strategy, and it's been that way since the seventh century, so do you really think that a few special forces teams are going to put a dent in that?


Etai: So what are we doing here, Saul?
Saul: I don't know. I've never defected before.