Did anyone else catch Frontline last night?
I can’t imagine that the previous generation of network news anchors — Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, or Dan Rather — would have let the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war pass without a major prime time program exploring the topic. But, times have changed for network news.
So, cheers to PBS, which is airing a major 4.5 hour doc this week over two nights, “Bush’s War.” Last night, part one was filled with background and insights from many key figures, detailing the strategies, deceptions, interrogation tactics, and media manipulation from 9/11 through the start of the war. Tonight, the story will pick up after the war began.
The full program and countless resources, interviews, and more are available on PBS.org.