Shows featuring Rick Rowley

Producer, writer and director of the Frontline documentary, Terror in Little Saigon. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the 2013 film Dirty Wars. He is an independent journalist with Big Noise Films.

  • Terror in Little Saigon: The Shocking Story of a Vietnamese Death Squad Killing 5 Journalists in US Pt. 2

    During the 1980s, five Vietnamese-American reporters were murdered in the United States. Despite lengthy FBI probes, none of the victims’ killers were ever brought to justice.
    November 13, 2015 | Blog Post
  • Terror in Little Saigon: New Doc Ties US-Allied Kill Squad to Unsolved Murders of Vietnamese Journos in US Terror-in-little-saigon-3
    During the 1980s, five Vietnamese-American reporters were murdered in the United States. Despite lengthy FBI probes, none of the victims’ killers were ever brought to justice. Could a stunning new investigative documentary lead authorities to reopen the cases? We speak to journalists A.C. Thompson and Rick Rowley about...
    November 11, 2015 | Story
  • NATO Gunships Kill 9 Afghan Children; 3rd Reported Attack on Afghan Civilians in 2 Weeks 030311_rick
    NATO helicopter gunships killed nine young boys in Afghanistan on Tuesday while they collected firewood in the northeastern province of Kunar. It was at least the third instance in two weeks in which the U.S.-led NATO force was accused of killing a large number of civilians. We speak with independent journalist Rick Rowley of...
    March 03, 2011 | Story
  • Killing Reconciliation: Military Raids, Backing of Corrupt Government Undermining Stated US Goals in Afghanistan Taliban
    The Obama administration says it is backing a strategy of reconciliation with the Taliban. But just back from Afghanistan, unembedded investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley say night raids by US Special Operations are killing the reconciliation the administration claims to support. [includes rush transcript]...
    October 29, 2010 | Story
  • The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents Painting Devastating Picture of Afghanistan War Assange-dn20100726
    It’s one of the biggest leaks in US military history. More than 90,000 internal records of US military actions in Afghanistan over the past six years have been published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The documents provide a devastating portrait of the war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have...
    July 26, 2010 | Story
  • EXCLUSIVE : One Day After 2007 Attack, Witnesses Describe US Killings of Iraqi Civilians Witness
    As the US Central Command says it has no plans to reopen an investigation into the July 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, we play never-before-seen eyewitness interviews filmed the day after the attack. [includes rush transcript]
    April 08, 2010 | Story
  • 155 Killed in Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Iraq1-web
    In Baghdad, the death toll from Sunday’s synchronized suicide car bombings has risen to 155. More than 500 people were also injured. It was the deadliest bombing in Iraq in two years. The blasts targeted the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Public Works and the Baghdad provincial government. Dozens of civil servants...
    October 26, 2009 | Story
  • "Return of the Warlords": Afghan Elections Marred by Fraud, Warlord Dominance Afghan-elect-web
    Eight years after US and NATO forces toppled the Taliban, Afghanistan held its second major elections since 2001. But far from being a symbol of democracy, the August 20th elections have been marred by accusations of fraud and concerns over President Hamid Karzai’s reliance on the support of warlords and suspected war...
    October 07, 2009 | Story
  • Afghanistan Holds National Elections Amidst Violence, Fraud Allegations and Media Censorship Afghan-vote-web
    Millions of Afghans are voting in presidential and provincial elections today amid tight security and threats of violence from the Taliban. There are also widespread concerns about corruption, with reports of voting cards being openly sold and of candidates offering large bribes. We speak to independent journalist Rick Rowley in northern Afghanistan and get analysis from radio host and author...
    August 20, 2009 | Story
  • Maliki Allies Ahead in Iraqi Election; Voters See Election of Maliki’s Party as "Most Expedient Way to End the Occupation" Iraqielectionweb
    In Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his allies look poised for a sweeping victory in provincial polls held Saturday. We speak to two independent journalists just back from Iraq, Rick Rowley and David Enders. Rowley said, "Many Iraqis saw this, the votes they were casting in this election, as a way to end the American occupation." [includes rush transcript]
    February 02, 2009 | Story
  • Report from Jena: Thousands Gather in Louisiana to Rally for Jena Six Free-jena-web
    Independent journalist Rick Rowley joins us from Jena, Louisiana, for a live report on the protests in support of the Jena Six. We get reaction from Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown-Trickey. [includes rush transcript]
    September 20, 2007 | Story
  • EXCLUSIVE : In One of His Last Interviews Before His Death Iraqi Tribal Leader Abu Risha Details Relationship with U.S. Military Rishamtweb
    In a prime-time address last night, President Bush cited Iraqi tribal leader Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, who was killed in a car bombing on Thursday in Ramadi. His death is considered a major setback for U.S. forces in Anbar. We speak with filmmaker Rick Rowley, just back from Iraq. He spoke with Abu Risha in Amman, Jordan, in one his last taped interviews. We broadcast never-before-seen...
    September 14, 2007 | Story
  • Petraeus Praises "Surge" Results, Warns Against Quick Withdrawal from Iraq Petraeusweb
    General David Petraeus, President Bush’s top war commander in Iraq, testified Monday in what has been described as the most anticipated congressional testimony by a general since the Vietnam War. He praised the results of the so-called surge and called for current U.S. troop levels to continue well into next year. We play excerpts of the hearing and get reaction from journalist Rick...
    September 11, 2007 | Story
    Two weeks ago in Rome, New York, hundreds of guards from prisons across the state were forced to respond to what appears to have been a major prison riot involving hundreds of inmates who, for a while, controlled the prison.
    July 29, 1997 | Story
    One year after TWA Flight 800 exploded off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 people on board, the fall-out from the crash is still being felt. Investigators have still not definitively found the reason for the explosion although early theories targeted Arabs and Arab-Americans as the perpetrators of a terrorist bombing.
    July 18, 1997 | Story
    The Senate’s campaign finance hearings resume today. But with the focus of the hearings on Chinese and Asian American fund-raising activity, and not so subtle references to a supposed Asian influence, the Governmental Affairs Committee chaired by Senator Fred Thompson has come under fire for racial stereotyping.
    July 15, 1997 | Story
    This interview includes discussion of documets belonging to the paramilitary Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti (FRAPH) and Haitian military which were seized by US military. These documents, which would help the Haitian government identify those involved with the coup regime, are still held by the US Embassy in Haiti.
    July 14, 1997 | Story