Updated March 19, 2013, 11:18am CT
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, journalist Rachel Maddow looks at the key government decisions that led the United States into the war, through a new documentary called Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, premiering Feb. 18 at 9pm ET on MSNBC.
UPDATE 3/19/13: MSNBC will be re-airing Hubris: Selling the Iraq War Friday, March 22, at 9pm ET, followed by Talking Hubris at 10pm ET, hosted by Chris Hayes.
Hubris: Selling the Iraq War is based on the book Hubris, co-written by NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and MSNBC contributor and Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn. In the documentary, Rachel Maddow takes viewers through the decisions that led the nation into the conflict, and asks questions about whether the same kind of national deception could happen again.
Featuring new and original interviews with members of the Bush administration, the CIA, members of Congress and other insiders who were part of the national debate over the ultimately faulty intelligence that led to the invasion of Iraq, Hubris: Selling the Iraq War is timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
The documentary includes interviews with: Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, White House Counterterrorism Aide; Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy; Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA officer; Michael Leiter, President’s Commission on Intelligence Regarding WMD; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.), Chief of Staff to Colin Powell; former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson; Sen. Tom Daschle (D), Senate Majority Leader 2001-03; Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC); and Gen. Anthony Zinni (Ret.), Commander US Central Command, among others.
Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, hosted by Rachel Maddow, originally premiered Feb. 18 at 9pm ET on MSNBC.
UPDATE 3/16/13: According to The Maddow Blog, the first airing of Hubris: Selling the Iraq War broke the ratings record for MSNBC documentaries. Hubris will be re-aired Friday, March 22, at 9pm ET, three days after the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq invasion.
UPDATE 3/19/13: An MSNBC release adds that Hubris: Selling the Iraq War was MSNBC’s most-watched documentary in 10 years. On March 22 at 10pm ET, following the re-airing of Hubris, a special called Talking Hubris will air. Hosted by Chris Hayes, Talking Hubris also features Chris Matthews, Alex Wagner, former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and co-authors of the book Hubris, Michael Isikoff and David Corn. In Talking Hubris, this panel looks to dig deeper and address topics not explored in the film Hubris: Selling the Iraq War.