This event took place on Wednesday February 4, 2004 in Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.

The Fog of War: Robert S. McNamara and Errol Morris in Discussion

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Running Time: 1 hour, 12 minutes

A conversation with:

  • Errol Morris
    Producer and Director
    "The Thin Blue Line", "A Brief History of Time" & "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control"
  • Robert S. McNamara
    Secretary of Defense -- Kennedy and Johnson Administrations
    Author of "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam"

"The Fog of War"
(40-minute film clips removed from webcast due to copyright considerations.)

in conversation with

  • Mark Danner
    Professor, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Welcomed by Robert M. Berdahl
    Chancellor, UC Berkeley
  • Introduction by Orville Schell
    Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

"The Fog of War" is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. One of the most controversial and influential figures in world politics, he takes us on a insiderís journey through many of the seminal events of the 20th Century. As American forces occupy Iraq and the possibility of additional military conflicts loom large, "The Fog of War" is essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand how the American government justifies the use of military force. Combining extraordinary archival footage, recreations, newly declassified White House recordings, and an original score by the Oscar nominated composer Philip Glass, the film is a disquieting and powerful essay on war, rationality, and the nature of history itself.

The event is sponsored by The Goldman Forum on the Press & Foreign Affairs, the Office of the Chancellor, Pacific Film Archive and The Commonwealth Club.

For more information, please visit the Journalism School's website for this event.

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