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Tv expert identity

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JG727, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. JG727

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    It's been a few years since I saw this gentleman on TV, but he was interviewed a lot by history channel and military channel programs. He was portly and had glasses. Would handle firearms and explain their function and historical significance. Usually wore white gloves while handling the guns.
    I think he naught have been a curator of some sort. Definitely knew his stuff and unlike most people on TV he didn't annoy the stuffing out of me. I don't remember him hosting programs but he was featured on quite a few.
    In the background there was usually racks of guns.

    Any one know his name?
     
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    Dr. William Atwater
     
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    Probably won't ever see him (or anyone like him) again as there wasn't any created drama written into the show.
     
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    I just saw Atwater again in the past month on a recent production. Seems like it might have been "Greatest Tank Battles" or the like.

    I remember thinking at the time that the format for the current crop of shows must have left him and his kind behind. I always liked his no-nonesense factual approach to the weapons he was highlighting.
     
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    If memory serves, he is one of the top experts in Military history and Military firearms. Man knows his stuff for sure.
     
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    I like Aryeh Nussbaum. He's just a little bit quirky.....
     
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    While I like what he has to say, the manner in which he says it wears me out. Every sentence is an over stressed drawn out exclamation.
     
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    Atwater has the greatest job ever!
    Would be fun to sit down with him and talk guns some day. The guy is a walking encyclopedia.
     
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    Don't ya just love looking at the stuff behind him while he's talking and marvel at being able to glom all that hardware at work... after donning his spiffy white protective gloves of course.
     
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    Seen this guy a lot on the Weaponology series
     
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    That's him!!! Thanks a lot guys and gals
     
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