TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Ted Koppel To Deliver First BBC Op-Ed Tonight on Torture

koppel_5-11.jpgFormer ABC newsman Ted Koppel, who has been contributing to BBC World News America since July as an analyst, will present his first opinion piece on the network during tonight’s broadcast (7pmET). The topic — torture.

TVNewser has obtained an early transcript of the segment. “Torture should be, clearly and unambiguously, against the law; as it is for those who safeguard our homes and streets domestically,” says Koppel.

“Is it possible that a threat to national security and the lives of many Americans may, at a subsequent trial, be determined to have justified the violation of that law? May a presidential pardon be warranted? Perhaps. But moral clarity and America’s standing in the world demand that the burden of proof be on those who can find no alternative to torture.”

Former VP Dick Cheney was a guest on Face the Nation yesterday, in a much-talked about interview with Bob Schieffer. Click continued to see the torture-related part of the interview…

Mediabistro Course


PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Register now!