Kill the Messenger Nick Schou talked about his book Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, published by Nation Books.… read more

Kill the Messenger Nick Schou talked about his book Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb, published by Nation Books. The book details the story of Gary Webb, a reporter who wrote a 1996 newspaper series linking the Central Intelligence Agency to cocaine distribution in Los Angeles. Mr. Webb’s reports were dismissed by many major news organizations, but the book’s author, Nick Schou, argues that it was not Mr. Webb, but his editors, who sensationalized the story. Mr. Webb committed suicide in 2004. Mr. Schou was interviewed on the BookTV Bus while at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. close

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Kill the Messenger

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Program ID:
197839-12
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 24, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2007

Airing Details

  • Jun 24, 2007 | 3:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2007 | 3:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2007 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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