“The Cost of War: Sesno Reports” Airs Tonight

Posted: October 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

The fourth installation of Sesno Reports—”The Cost of War”—will air tonight at 8 p.m. on WETA TV-26. The program was moderated by Frank Sesno, professor of public policy and communication, veteran journalist, and former CNN Washington bureau chief. It was co-produced by WETA, George Mason’s School of Public Policy, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

“The Cost of War” examines America’s global war on terrorism and the personal, military, diplomatic, and political costs associated with war. The discussion panel included government and military officials, students, veterans, and two Hollywood actors.

Members of the panel lined up on opposite sides of the issue. Political perspective came from Sens. Jack Reed and Lindsay Graham, both military veterans and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Retired U.S. Army Gen. George Joulwan, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, also took part. Other members included representatives from the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, and the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute. Two veteran actors who have been cast in war films during their careers, Chuck Norris and Mike Farrell, offered their views on Hollywood’s depiction of war.

For more information, visit the WETA web site or the washingtonpost.com interactive web site.

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