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Responding to the charges with a statement late Monday afternoon, NBC said that “Stars Earn Stripes” is “about thanking the young Americans who are in harm’s way every day. This show is not a glorification of war, but a glorification of service.”

Besides Tutu, signers of the letter include Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Jose Ramos-Horta, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Betty Williams.

The Nobel laureates also declared their support for a protest against the show taking Monday afternoon outside NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in Manhattan.

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