Watchdog Radio: Author Nick Schou chats about ‘Kill The Messenger’


By Eric Boehm, Matt Kittle

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Schou, the author of book-turned-movie “Kill The Messenger” about the life of journalist Gary Webb, stops by the Watchdog Radio show to chat with hosts Eric Boehm and Matt Kittle.

Schou knew Webb personally and worked alongside him in the aftermath of Webb’s explosive 1996 expose about the connections between the CIA and drug gangs bringing cocaine to the United States from Central America. Though his reporting was groundbreaking, Webb was ostracized by his own industry as major newspapers across the country turned him into the story instead of following-up on his work.

The story has been turned into a major motion picture starring Jeremy Renner as Webb.

We also chat with national reporter Katie Watson about the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina — the latest in our ongoing series examining the key races that will decide control of Congress for the next two years.

And Ann Ravel, vice-chair of the Federal Elections Commission, sits down with us to talk about campaign finance laws in the wake of Citizens United.

All that, and more, on this week’s edition of Watchdog Radio.

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