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FRONTLINE; Torture Question, The

10/16/2005

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Torture Question, The
Program Number

2401G1

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

In the uncertain weeks following September 11, an internal power struggle was underway deep inside the Bush administration. Waged between partisans at the highest levels of the government, that battle -- captured in a series of blunt memos -- exemplifies the struggle to create a legal framework to give the president authority to aggressively interrogate enemy fighters in the war on terror. FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to investigate the struggle over how and when to use what was called "coercive interrogation." The film begins with a policy born out of fear and anger and tracks how increasingly tough measures were taken to gather information about Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and finally the rising insurgency in Iraq. In an examination that begins at the White House and ends in the public debate about alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Ghraib, policy makers, government interrogators and their subjects talk to FRONTLINE about their experiences as part of this internal battle.

Duration

01:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Torture Question, The,” 10/16/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41ED5B68937342C38E08FED8AC4D9BE8.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Torture Question, The.” 10/16/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41ED5B68937342C38E08FED8AC4D9BE8>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Torture Question, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_41ED5B68937342C38E08FED8AC4D9BE8
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