Shows featuring Seymour Hersh

  • Sy Hersh Reveals Potential Turkish Role in Syria Chemical Strike That Almost Sparked U.S. Bombing Seymourhersh
    Was Turkey behind last year’s Syrian chemical weapons attack? That is the question raised in a new exposé by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh on the intelligence debate over the deaths of hundreds of Syrians in Ghouta last year. The United States, and much of the international community, blamed forces loyal...
    April 07, 2014 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh: Obama "Cherry-Picked" Intelligence on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike Seymour_sd
    Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh joins us to discuss his new article casting doubt on the veracity of the Obama administration’s claims that only the Assad regime could have carried out the chemical attacks in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta earlier this year. Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh argues that...
    December 09, 2013 | Story
  • Training Terrorists in Nevada: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Aid to Iranian Group Tied to Scientist Killings Sy
    Journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Bush administration secretly trained an Iranian opposition group on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists. Hersh reports the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command trained operatives from Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, at a secret site in Nevada beginning in 2005. According...
    April 10, 2012 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh: Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Is Now Being Reused over Iran’s Nuke Program Iran_iaea_nuclear
    While the United States, Britain and Canada are planning to announce a coordinated set of sanctions against Iran’s oil and petrochemical industry today, longtime investigative journalist Seymour Hersh questions the growing consensus on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. International pressure has been mounting...
    November 21, 2011 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh on the Arab Spring, "Disaster" U.S. Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Looming Crisis in Iraq Hersh_mideast
    Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh assesses the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa amidst ongoing U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Despite touted gains and an upcoming U.S. military withdrawal deadline in Iraq, Hersh says, "Whatever you’re hearing, Iraq is going bad......
    June 03, 2011 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh: Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran as Nuclear Threat, U.S. Could Be Headed for Iraq Redux Hersh_iran
    In his latest article for The New Yorker magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says the United States might attack Iran based on distorted estimates of Iran’s nuclear and military threat — just like it did with Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq. Hersh reveals that despite using...
    June 03, 2011 | Story
  • Calley Apologizes for 1968 My Lai Massacre Calley-new-web
    Over forty-one years after the My Lai Massacre, when US troops killed more than 500 men, women and children in Vietnam, the former Army lieutenant who was convicted for his role in the killings has publicly apologized. William Calley was the only US soldier held legally responsible for the slayings. He was convicted on twenty-two counts of murder, and his sentence was later commuted by President...
    August 24, 2009 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh on "Syria Calling: The Obama Administration’s Chance to Engage in a Middle East Peace" Hersh-web
    In the latest issue of The New Yorker, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh looks at Syria’s emerging role in the politics of Middle East peace. He also reveals new details on the behind-the-scenes dealings of the Bush administration and the then-incoming Obama camp during the Israeli attack on Gaza. The article is called "Syria Calling: The Obama Administration’s Chance to Engage...
    March 31, 2009 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh: Secret US Forces Carried Out Assassinations in a Dozen Countries, Including in Latin America Bushcheney-web
    Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh created a stir earlier this month when he said the Bush administration ran an "executive assassination ring" that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney. “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or to the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list...
    March 31, 2009 | Story
  • Hersh: Congress Agreed to Bush Request to Fund Major Escalation in Secret Operations Against Iran Hershirannewyorkerweb
    Congressional leaders agreed to a request from President Bush last year to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing Iran’s leadership, according to a new article by veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker magazine. The operations were set out in a highly classified presidential finding signed by Bush, which, by law, must be...
    June 30, 2008 | Story
  • 1968, Forty Years Later: My Lai Massacre Remembered by Survivors, Victims’ Families and US War Vets My-laiweb
    This weekend marked the fortieth anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, when US troops killed more than 500 men, women and children in Vietnam. We speak with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing the killings and the cover-up. [includes rush transcript]
    March 17, 2008 | Story
  • Seymour Hersh: White House Intensifying Plans to Attack Iran Hershweb
    In his latest article in The New Yorker magazine, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports there has been a significant increase in the tempo of planning for war with Iran inside the Bush administration. Hersh says the White House recently requested the Joint Chiefs of Staff redraw longstanding plans for a possible attack. Hersh also reports the Bush administration’s rationale for bombing...
    October 02, 2007 | Story
  • WASHINGTON , DC CONTROL BOARD
    President Clinton signed into law this week a sweeping Congressional measure that shifts control of municipal government in Washington, DC away from the elected Mayor and 13-member City Council to an appointed financial control board.
    August 07, 1997 | Story
  • Selma And Black Churches
    As we look back today on the assassination of Dr. King, we also wanted to look at some of the present day struggles that are happening around the South.
    April 04, 1997 | Story
  • Nelson Mandela Film Premiers
    A new film about South African President Nelson Mandela will open across the country later this month. Mandela the film chronicles the life of the former political prisoner turned president. Directed by South African filmmakers Joe Menell and Angus Gibson, the film is the only official biography of Nelson Mandela. And as a result, the filmmakers had unprecedented access to Mandela and to a 100...
    March 18, 1997 | Story