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Adrian Lamo: The Most Random Stranger

From: Frontline
Length: 16:22

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FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria speaks with Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned in Bradley Manning, the soldier who allegedly leaked over 250 thousand diplomatic cables to Wikileaks. Read the full description.

Lamo_small By now, the story is familiar: a troubled 22-year-old intelligence analyst, a private in the US Army becomes disillusioned with the mission in Iraq... gets demoted... and allegedly leaks over 250 thousand diplomatic cables to Wikileaks... Bradley Manning has spent 23 hours a day alone in a cell for most of the past year. Now he's in a medium security prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  THIS story is about Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned Manning in to authorities. FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria spoke with Lamo about the tortured weekend that led to Manning’s arrest. 

Watch the companion video on PBS.org!

Piece Description

By now, the story is familiar: a troubled 22-year-old intelligence analyst, a private in the US Army becomes disillusioned with the mission in Iraq... gets demoted... and allegedly leaks over 250 thousand diplomatic cables to Wikileaks... Bradley Manning has spent 23 hours a day alone in a cell for most of the past year. Now he's in a medium security prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  THIS story is about Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned Manning in to authorities. FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria spoke with Lamo about the tortured weekend that led to Manning’s arrest. 

Watch the companion video on PBS.org!

Timing and Cues

16:22 [15:49 + :33 MUSIC TAIL]

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

By now, the story is familiar: a troubled 22-year-old intelligence analyst, a private in the US Army becomes disillusioned with the mission in Iraq... gets demoted... and allegedly leaks over 250K diplomatic cables to Wikileaks... Bradley Manning has spent 23 hours a day alone in a cell for most of the past year. Now he's in a medium security prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. THIS story is about Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned Manning into authorities. FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria spoke with Lamo about the tortured weekend that led to Manning’s arrest.

OUTRO:

For more on Adrian Lamo and the Wikileaks story, visit PBS DOT ORG slash FRONTLINE.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Buzz Ben Allison Buzz. Palmetto 2004 01:28
Reversing Four Tet There is Love in You. Domino 2010 :49
The Diary of the Unforgotten Hans Joachim Roedelius Selbstportrait Vol.VI / The Diary Of The Unforgotten. Bureau B 2010 :41
The Diary of the Unforgotten Hans Joachim Roedelius Selbstportrait Vol.VI / The Diary Of The Unforgotten. Bureau B 2010 :41
Circling Four Tet There is Love in You. Domino 2010 :54
Call of the Wild GusGus Attention. Moonshine Music 01:17
Prehensile Dream The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity?. Sony 2005 :36
Respiration Ben Allison Buzz. Palmetto 2004 :55

Images

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Additional Credits

Reporter: Marcela Gaviria
Producer: Lu Olkowski
Senior Producer: Arun Rath
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Mix Engineer: Dylan Keefe
Special thanks to Zachary Kussin
Development funding for FRONTLINE Radio provided by the Drane Family Fund

Related Website

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/wikileaks/