03/20/2013 05:43 pm ET

John McCain 'Locked Up Abroad' Debut Set For April 17

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is returning to television.

Six months after making a cameo on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," McCain will appear the season premiere of National Geographic Channel's "Locked Up Abroad" on April 17.

In an advance clip made available to Politico, McCain attests to the "amazing story of heroism" that will be showcased. PR Newswire explains that the show is set to focus on the story of McCain's friendship with Ernie Brace, which developed during their time as prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict. McCain, who was held as a POW for five years, was held captive in an adjacent cell to Brace, who was the longest held prisoner of war at nearly eight years.

McCain recently penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal reflecting on Vietnam on the 40th anniversary of his release. He was also praised on the Senate floor and received a standing ovation during President Barack Obama's meeting with Senate Republicans last week.



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