Politics and the Price of War

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 15:39 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

Politics and the Price of War
Award-winning investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill. (Photo: PBS)

    PBS Airtime: Friday, June 5, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EDT on PBS (check local listings here).

    From $1 billion sought for embassies in Pakistan and Afghanistan to May's highest casualties for US forces in Iraq since September, the wars abroad are taking their toll on our nation. Bill Moyers sits down with award-winning investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill to examine the human and financial costs of America's wars. Scahill is author of the best-selling book "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army." And, from headlines surrounding the health care debate to media frenzy over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, NPR's On the Media host Brooke Gladstone and NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen sort the messages and spin from the week's news.

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