The Spymasters

Showtime is airing the provocative film The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, narrated by Mandy Patinkin:

The Documentary Features Former CIA Officials Saying George W. Bush Administration Ignored Specific Warnings of Attack Before 9/11 And Reveals Major Debate Among Former CIA Directors Over Harsh Interrogation Techniques and Lethal Drone Attacks.

NPR Fresh Air

Top CIA ‘Spymasters’ Agree: We Can’t Kill Our Way Out Of Terrorism:

Filmmakers Chris Whipple and Jules Naudet discuss their Showtime documentary, Spymasters, which features 12 former CIA directors discussing the tough choices they’ve had to make in fighting terrorism.

NPR Here & Now
NPR Here & Now

‘Spymasters’ Documentary Goes Into The Minds Of CIA Leaders:

The Central Intelligence Agency has come under scrutiny multiple times in the past two decades, over the use of enhanced interrogation techniques and drones against people suspected of terrorism.

As a new Showtime documentary points out, those who have led the agency have struggled with the ethics of those tactics.


Chris Whipple and Jules Naudet on Spymasters

Chris Whipple and Jules Naudet talked about their documentary The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, which examines the inner workings of the CIA and includes interviews with 12 former directors of the agency.

Morning Joe
MSNBC Morning Joe

Filmmakers explore inner workings of CIA Jules Naudet and Chris Whipple both directed the new doc The Spymasters:

CIA in the Crosshairs,’ and they join Morning Joe to discuss what they learned from talking to all 12 living CIA directors.

CBS News
CBS News Homeland

Comparing ‘Spymasters’ To ‘Homeland’

Conversation with Mandy Patinkin: Fiction vs. Reality – Homeland vs. The Spymasters.

The Alan Colmes Show

When The Bush Administration Knew 9/11 Was Coming:

Thursday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple, who has created the new Showtime documentary The Spymasters: CIA In The Crosshairs, in which Whipple talks to all 12 living former CIA directors. The film is making headlines because of new revelations about how many times the Bush administration was warned about a terrorist attack before the summer of 2001.

Whipple told Alan what former CIA director George Tenet revealed about that meeting (and why Tenet is a “tortured soul”), why the Clinton Administration wanted Osama bin Laden captured and not killed, why all of the former directors he spoke with are not on the same side on the issue of torture.

CBS This Morning
CBS News

“The Spymasters”: 12 CIA directors open up about war on terror.

A new Showtime documentary looks at the CIA’s role in fighting terrorism. How far will it go? How far should it go? In “The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs,” all 12 living CIA directors are interviewed. Chris Whipple, the documentary’s writer and award-winning former “60 Minutes” producer, and co-director Jules Naudet join “CBS This Morning” to discuss the film.

Discovery Education
New Orleans
November 12-13, 2015

Chris Whipple spoke to teachers and educators from around the country about presidential decision-making during times of crisis.