April 25, 2007
BUYING THE WAR
Four years ago on May 1, President Bush landed on the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln and delivered a speech in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner. Despite profound questions and the increasing violence in Baghdad, many in the press confirmed the White House's claim that the war was won. How did they get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 continue to go largely unreported?
Bill Moyers Journal premieres at a special time, with "Buying the War," a 90-minute documentary that explores the role of the press in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq.
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Explore the media coverage surrounding the case for war in Iraq with our interactive timeline of video, headlines and documents.
Pre-War Media Slideshow
Explore the some of the media coverage surrounding the case for war in Iraq with our headline slideshow. Check back after broadcast for an interactive timeline.
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