Bill Moyers Journal

Season 13, Episode 7 of 53

Award-winning producer Sherry Jones presents a comprehensive documentary - more than 18 months in the making - that examines America's detention and interrogation practices in the "war on terror. " Bill Moyers Journal presents "Torturing Democracy," which examines how coercive interrogation methods were used by the CIA and migrated to the United States military at Guantanamo Bay and other locations as well as the charges that these interrogations became "at a minimum, cruel and inhuman treatment and, at worst, torture," in the words of the former General Counsel of the United States Navy, Alberto Mora. It carefully presents the evidence that the Bush administration promoted these methods and developed legal justification for the practice. The film features in-depth interviews with senior military and government officials who fought the policy and former Guantanamo detainees who experienced it, and uncovers the origins of the tactics the White House called "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
5/29/2009
9 p.m.
5/30/2009
2 a.m.
5/31/2009
7 p.m.
6/1/2009
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