Q&A with Carl Colby

Carl Colby discussed his latest documentary film, The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. The film… read more

Carl Colby discussed his latest documentary film, The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby. The film examines the personal and professional life of former Central Intelligence Agency Director William Colby. He detailed the actual production of the film, which he narrated, and the choice of his mother, Barbara Colby, as one of his primary interview sources. He talked about his father’s life in espionage, the Vietnam War, the assassination of the South Vietnamese president in 1963, and about coming to terms with people referring to his father as a “murderer” for his actions in Vietnam on behalf of the government. William Colby was fired after two and one half years as CIA director after revealing to Congress some of the CIA’s darkest secrets about extra-legal operations. Carl Colby discussed the death of his father died in 1996. Video clips shown included some from C-SPAN, a news report, and several from the film. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Q&A with Carl Colby

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 4, 2011
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2013

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  • Dec 04, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 04, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 2011 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 16, 2012 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2012 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 2013 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2013 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2013 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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