|Developed by||Mitchell Block|
|Directed by||Maro Chermayeff|
|Theme music composer||Edward Bilous|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Mel Gibson
|Editor(s)||Howard Sharp, E. Donna Shepard, Jay Keuper, Maeve O,Boyle, Pam Scott Arnold|
|Cinematography||Axel Baumann, Robert Hanna, Wolfgang Held, Ulli Bonnekamp, Mark Brice|
|Running time||10 hours, 1 hour each episode|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV letterboxed),
|Original run||April 27, 2008 – May 1, 2008|
Carrier is a documentary television series about a six-month deployment of a United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in 2005 from the United States to the Middle East and back. Carrier is supplemented by a 90-minute companion documentary film called Another Day in Paradise.
Carrier follows the deployment, from May 7, 2005 to November 8, 2005, of the supercarrier USS Nimitz (commanded by then-Captain Ted N. Branch), along with Carrier Air Wing Eleven, from her home port at North Island in Coronado, California to the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This character-driven, dramatic non-fiction series includes extensive footage shot aboard, as well as interviews with many of the crew about their various experiences, as well as their own personal concerns and fears. Along the way to the Persian Gulf and back she makes stops in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Guam, Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain, and Perth.
The miniseries is a production of Icon Productions and Carrier Project, Inc. and was conceived by Mitchell Block and co-created by Mitchell Block and Maro Chermayeff and directed by Maro Chermayeff.  Deborah Dickson directed the 90 minute, companion feature documentary Another Day in Paradise) which was shot concurrently. The executive producers were Block and Chermayeff for Carrier Project, Inc. and Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey and Nancy Cotton, for Icon Productions. The film premiered two hours each night from April 27 through May 1, 2008, on the television network PBS.
Seventeen filmmakers, including producers Deborah Dickson and Jeff Dupre and producers in the field Matthew Akers, Michelle Smawley and Pamela Yates, shot 1,600 hours of footage to create the series. The series and companion feature were the first documentaries that were ever produced on a U.S. Naval warship on active duty over an entire mission. This was accomplished by David Kennedy (Captain, US Navy, Retired) and Block who spent two years obtaining permission to embed on the Nimitz.  In 2008, the Series won an Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography Reality Program" honoring the work of cameramen Axel Baumann, Ulli Bonnekamp, Mark Brice, Robert Hanna, and Wolfgang Held.
While in the Persian Gulf on the night of September 12, 2005, or early morning of September 13, during the filming of the documentary, Seaman Apprentice Robert D. Macrum, 22, of Sugar Land, Texas, fell overboard from the escorting cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59). Despite a search lasting over five days, and covering a 360-square-mile (930 km2) area, Seaman Macrum was not found.
- "The Journey" - Carrier - at PBS
- "2007-2008 Creative Arts Primetime Emmys." Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 13 September 2008. Retrieved on 30 December 2008.
- "Nimitz Highlighted in PBS TV Series and Premiere" - U.S. Navy - (c/o Navy.mil) - 4/23/2008
- " The series is distributed internationally by National geographic International and has broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide.. About the Film: Episode Descriptions" - Carrier - at PBS
- Havrilesky, Heather. "City of lost children". - Salon.com. - April 24, 2008
- "Glimpsed for ’08:Carrier miniseries"
- "Search and Rescue Operations Underway in Persian Gulf for Missing Princeton Sailor" - U.S. Navy - (c/o Navy.mil) - 9/14/2005
- "DoD Identifies Sailor Lost at Sea" - U.S. Navy - (c/o Navy.mil) - 9/29/2005
- "SAR Ops Conclude in Search for USS Princeton Sailor" - U.S. Navy - (c/o Navy.mil) - 9/19/2005