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The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis #1002145

PBS Special for Wednesday, Nov 04, 1987

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  • A PBS documentary on the legality and ethics of secrets in the US government, hosted by Bill Moyers. This record includes several examples of CIA-backed revolutions across the world, including Iran, Guatemala, and Cuba.
  • Includes excerpts of statements from President Ronald Reagan, Colonel Oliver North, General Richard V. Secord, Albert Hakim, Robert Owen, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Erhard Dabringhuas, a former counter-intelligence agent, Admiral Gene Larrock, former New York Times reporter Kennett Love, Constitutional scholar Prof. Edwin Firmage, Colonel Philip Roettinger, of the US Marines, Richard Bissell, former CIA operative, Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA), Ralph McGehee, Xiong Lor, a Hmong refugee, Morton Halperin, director of the Washington office of the ACLU, Captain George Gorman, and Captain Robert Colclasure, as well as footage of the Iran-Contra and Watergate hearings, as well as Contra training videos.
  • Duration:
    01:27:30

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