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Cheney's Law


Michael Hogan
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"For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Finally, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Justice Department and the White House made a number of controversial legal decisions. Orchestrated by Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, the department interpreted executive power in an expansive and extraordinary way, granting President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy -- without congressional approval or judicial review.

Now, as the White House appears ready to ignore subpoenas in the wiretapping and U.S. attorneys' cases, FRONTLINE's season premiere, Cheney's Law, airing Oct. 16, 2007, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), examines the battle over the power of the presidency and Cheney's way of looking at the Constitution."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/

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Michael,

Any idea when this might be broadcast in Australia? We get a lot of FRONTLINE stuff on SBS. It's a little bit of an unfortunate name, because "Frontline" was the name of of an ABC comedy series about a "current affairs" programme of the same name. Very biting, very close to truth comedy. Of course, those who have seen any US FRONTLINE programmes would not be confused in any way.

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Michael,

Any idea when this might be broadcast in Australia?

Let those of us who can't see it know if it was hard-hitting or not....and public reaction.

Evan and Peter, thanks for posting down here in the new section of The Education Forum.

Peter, I'm not sure if it was hard-hitting or not. Much of the information has been chronicled in the past, but it was interesting to see it presented again. Personally speaking, I found the stuff about Cheney's right hand man David Addington very interesting.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ch.../addington.html

Evan, you and Peter can watch the show online if you want.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/view/

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