Hear business columnist Gretchen Morgenson, TV producer Adam Fierro, intelligence expert (retired) Colonel Stuart Herrington, and human-rights advocate David Danzig on this edition of Fresh Air.
Morgenson has covered the financial markets for The New York Times since 1988. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her "trenchant and incisive" coverage of Wall Street. She is also assistant business and financial editor for the Times. In her columns, she's been covering the sub-prime loan crisis and its effect on the markets and the economy.
Then, Fierro, Herrington, and Danzig discuss TV violence. This year, the Human Rights First Award for Excellence in Television will be given to a show that depicts torture in a realistic way. According to interviews with military leaders, the TV portrayal of torture has changed interrogation techniques in the field. Adam Fierro is a producer for The Shield. Stuart Herrington is a military intelligence specialist. Human rights First's David Danzig is the Director of the Prime Time Torture Project, and he's created a 14-minute video intended to teach the difference between TV and actual interrogation methods. Shows nominated for the award include Lost, Criminal Minds, The Closer, and The Shield. The winner will be announced on October 15, 2007. [Broadcast Date: October 10, 2007]