News Release

Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” — Norman Solomon and “War Made Easy”


For the first time, the recent documentary film “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” — based on the book of the same name by Norman Solomon — will be the subject of a C-SPAN focus this Sunday, December 7. Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, is scheduled to appear as a guest on the “Washington Journal” program for a 45-minute segment, which may include historic excerpts from the documentary.

Solomon will assess the relevance of the Vietnam War and other U.S. military interventions to the war in Iraq and current plans toescalate the war in Afghanistan. The program will air live on C-SPAN starting at 7:25 a.m. ET, and is likely to be repeated later in theday. Details on “Washington Journal” scheduling for Sunday are available online.

The full “War Made Easy” documentary, narrated by Sean Penn, has aired on national TV networks in more than a dozen countries, mostly in Europe. Details about the film, including a complete transcript, are posted at:

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167