REVEALED: Path to War - Powerful New Investigative Documentary on Afghanistan


February 26, 2008

Global Television is pleased to present a new, original documentary, “REVEALED: Path to War,” produced and narrated by Canada’s most-watched national news anchor, Global National’s Kevin Newman.

Drawing on the research and reporting from the best-selling book “The Unexpected War” by Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang, “REVEALED: The Path to War” exposes how Canada found itself on the front lines in Afghanistan.

“REVEALED: Path to War” will air on Global Television on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at the following airtimes:

ON, QC & BC – 10 p.m.
MB, SK – 9 p.m.
AB & Maritimes – 8 p.m.

“REVEALED: Path to War” is the first film of a new twice-yearly, independently-produced, one-hour documentary strand, “REVEALED,” airing on Global Television, focusing on seeking the truth behind major Canadian issues, bringing fresh perspective through in-depth investigations into what is really going on behind-the-scenes.

“This documentary addresses a timely issue as the Canadian government will be voting on the country’s role in Afghanistan in the coming days,” said Kevin Newman, Global National anchor and executive editor. “’REVEALED: Path to War’ revisits Canada’s decision to enter the Afghanistan conflict by speaking directly with the people who made the choices. It was a critical moment in Canadian history, and new insights are revealed during the hour as our country debates whether to remain on the same path.”

Told from an insider’s point-of-view during the critical years after 9/11, every politician with an important role in sending Canadian troops to the war in Afghanistan is interviewed, including former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin.

“This particular documentary is heavily news driven and has huge relevance to today’s government policies, especially with the current debate on Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan,” said Steve Wyatt, Senior Vice President of News and Information at Canwest Broadcasting. “We are proud to have Canada’s most-watched national news anchor involved in this new documentary project.”

Canada’s involvement in the war is revealed to be a largely political path, lacking in adequate understanding of the mission or the country Canadian soldiers have been sent to reconstruct. The original agreement had Canada take part in a short-term combat role in Kandahar. It then became a peacekeeping mission and a reconstruction role thereafter. The film airs while Parliament is currently considering the longest mission extension yet: another three years to 2011.

Now, Canada finds itself engaged in a conflict longer than any other in its history. This one-hour documentary finds out why.

“We are committed to providing viewers with unique and original programming that focuses on today’s important issues and controversies,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Drama and Factual Content at Canwest Broadcasting. “The REVEALED documentaries will bring new perspectives and in-depth analysis to important subjects that matter most to Canadians. Global Television is proud to support the new REVEALED documentary strand.”

“REVEALED: The Path to War” is produced by award-winning Global National anchor and executive editor Kevin Newman, executive producer Gordon Henderson and director Mike Sheerin of 90th Parallel Productions, in association with Canwest Media Inc.

Tuesday March 11, 2008

ON, QC & BC – 10 P.M.
MB, SK – 9 P.M.
AB & Maritimes – 8 P.M.

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