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Investigation Discovery to air doc on the hunt for bin Laden in September

A new documentary hosted by CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen will examine why the United States has failed to hunt down the world's most wanted man: al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
August 18, 2010

A new documentary hosted by CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen will examine why the United States has failed to hunt down the world’s most wanted man: al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. A coproduction between Investigation Discovery (ID) and BBC’s news division, ID Investigates: Why is Bin Laden Alive will air in the United States on ID on Sept. 12. The film will tackle popular conspiracy theories around bin Laden and explain why the terrorist leader has continued to elude capture. Bergen, one of the only journalists to interview bin Laden, has reported on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and counterterrorism for several US media outlets. The film will also feature one of two TV interviews ever conducted with Dalton Fury, Delta Force commander at Tora Bora in Afghanistan.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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