A new documentary called [The Armenian Genocide] is scheduled to air April 17 at 10PM on PBS. This film–produced by Andrew Goldberg–features interviews with experts such as Samantha Power and Peter Balakian and includes narrations by Julianna Marguiles–Ed Harris–and Natalie Portman. The film also features discussions with Kurdish and Turkish citizens in modern-day Turkey who speak openly about the stories told to them by their parents and grandparents.
Asbarez has learned that directly following this documentary–PBS will be broadcasting a panel discussion about the Genocide. This panel will reportedly include Genocide deniers. According to a reliable source–one of the participants of the panel will be Justin McCarthy–a historian from the University of Louisville who is known for his vehement denials of the Armenian genocide.
Asbarez tried to get in contact with PBS and Oregon Public Broadcasting–but was unable to speak with either prior to press time.
Andrew Goldberg–the producer of the documentary–said that he did not think that this after-show was necessary and he had nothing to do with its production. He said–"The decision was not up to me." Goldberg has also produced the award-winning [The Armenia’s–A Story of Survival]–which aired on PBS in 2002 and was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle.