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Caption: Bill Moyers, Credit: Dale Robbins
Image by: Dale Robbins 
Bill Moyers 

Moyers & Company Show 120: Reckoning with Torture

From: Moyers & Company
Series: Moyers & Company
Length: 53:00

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PLEASE NOTE: Program-specific and generic promos available now. Full show available Friday, May 25th. On the next Moyers & Company, Film producer/director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Swingers) and Larry Siems, author of The Torture Report and director of PEN American Center’s Freedom to Write and International Programs, talk with Bill Moyers about their collaborative effort to use the government’s own documents to tell the inside story of America’s torture program.

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Liman and Siems staged public readings of declassified military documents, including testimony of military detainees. The performers were celebrities and central figures in the torture debate, and Liman and Siems now want the general public to participate by making their own recordings of documents found on their ‘Reckoning with Torture‘ website.

“We made mistakes.  We made grave, serious mistakes of judgment,” Siems tells Moyers, “And we would be stronger as a nation, if we stood up and said, ‘We did these things. We’re sorry.  We’re gonna do better.’”

Piece Description

Liman and Siems staged public readings of declassified military documents, including testimony of military detainees. The performers were celebrities and central figures in the torture debate, and Liman and Siems now want the general public to participate by making their own recordings of documents found on their ‘Reckoning with Torture‘ website.

“We made mistakes.  We made grave, serious mistakes of judgment,” Siems tells Moyers, “And we would be stronger as a nation, if we stood up and said, ‘We did these things. We’re sorry.  We’re gonna do better.’”

Timing and Cues

Timing and Cues
Timings are as they occur with a 5-minute news hole after the billboard.

Moyers & Company 120 Billboard: 00:00 – 01:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers. This week on Moyers & Company"
Out cue: "...after the news."

NPR Newscast Hole: 1:00 - 6:00

Moyers & Company 120 -- Segment 1: 6:00 – 29:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "Welcome, I’m Bill Moyers and you’re listening to Moyers & Company..."
Out cue: "… we’ll be right back."

Station Break: 29:00 – 30:00

Moyers & Company 120 – Segment 2: 30:00 – 59:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers and this is Moyers & Company, I’m talking to Larry Siems and Doug Liman…"
Out cue: "…that’s why we’re your retirement company"

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
TBD Jamie Lawrence Moyers and Company. Good Mood Records LLC Elliot Music Co. Inc. ASCAP 2012 :00

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