Tuesday, December 01, 2015
SHOWTIME: The Spymasters-CIA In the Crosshairs as CIA Analyst Gina Bennett Compares Al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin-Laden to Donald Trump as the charismatic leader of the terrorist underworld, what the hell?
The most stunning aspect of “The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs,” Showtime’s new documentary about the agency, is how the 12 living directors of the world’s most covert organization disagree so much. They reflect what’s clearly an existential battle for the soul of America’s intelligence-gathering agency. The film (Nov. 28, 9 p.m.) features intimate interviews with the CIA directors and several of the top operatives. These experts go on record to debate intelligence ethics, methods — and failures. “We’re in a moment in history where the CIA is really looking inward and trying to determine its future course and its mission,” says legendary CBS News producer Susan Zirinsky.
She oversaw the film with Chris Whipple (“The President’s Gatekeepers”), along with Gédéon Naudet and Jules Naudet, the French filmmakers behind the shocking documentary “9/11.” Zirinsky speculates as to why these formerly close-lipped spies are talking now. “Perhaps,” she says, “they are seeking to show the agency’s human side.” Narrated by “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin, the program aims to answer questions about the CIA’s role in the War on Terror.
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