BLACKWATER: Tavis Smiley talks with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill

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June 30, 2008

Tavis talks with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of the award-winning book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

Jeremy Scahill

An award-winning investigative journalist, Jeremy Scahill is a frequent contributor to The Nation and a correspondent for the national radio and TV program Democracy Now! He's also a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and serves as an election correspondent for HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Scahill has reported from post-Katrina New Orleans, Yugoslavia, Nigeria and Iraq and is a vocal critic of private military contractors, particularly Blackwater Worldwide, the subject of his book, Blackwater.


I spoke to Jeremy Scahill last week...

at a book signing here in Dallas. He thanked me for the work I was doing, told me he knew a lot of people also involved in the Truth Movement, and graciously accepted 10 different DVDs from me. I think he is incredibly courageous to expose Blackwater.

See him if he comes to your town on the book tour.


I gave journalist Stephen Kinzer a dvd with some good documentaries on it as well the other day. He used to work for the New York Times and writes books and gives talks. Here's some information on him. I saw him leave with it, so hopefully he takes the time to watch it.