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Channel 12 will air Guantanamo Bay Documentary Dec. 17

DENVER – (December 2, 2008) – With the future of Guantanamo Bay prison in the news, Channel 12 will air the timely Torturing Democracy, a documentary about Guantanamo Bay and America’s detention and interrogation practices Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m..

While many PBS stations haven’t aired the documentary – and won’t air it until after January 20, KBDI didn’t hesitate. 

The film examines interrogation methods that were used by the CIA before migrating to the United States military at Guantanamo Bay and other locations. 

The documentary features in-depth interviews with senior military and government officials who fought the policy and former Guantanamo detainees who experienced it.  Senior Bush administration insiders describe the internal debate over whether the U.S. government should opt out of the Geneva Conventions in order to avoid future prosecution for war crimes.

Among the film’s notable senior military and diplomatic officials is Richard Armitage, former United States Deputy Secretary of State, who describes – for the first time on camera – being waterboarded during his military training.  

The 90-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by Wide Angle’s Aaron Brown.


About KBDI

KBDI provides high-quality, edgy programming as well as services that address substantive social and educational needs.  KBDI delivers three digital channels – more than any other Colorado broadcaster.  In addition to its flagship KBDI broadcast channel station, KBDI airs The Documentary Channel featuring the works of independent filmmakers and MHz Worldview, a lineup of programs providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience.


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Torturing Democracy
Torturing Democracy

Guantanamo Bay documentary Torturing Democracy Dec. 17 on Channel 12

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