Rather Interviews Guantánamo Detainee
Although he lost more of his already whittled-down audience on Sunday when Time Warner Cable dropped Mark Cuban's HDNet, Dan Rather is likely to gain considerable attention tonight (Tuesday) when he airs the first TV interview with a former Guantánamo Bay detainee on the network. In the interview, Lakhdar Boumediene, who spent nearly seven years in the detention camp in Cuba until he was released to France two weeks ago, alleges that he was tortured repeatedly by U.S. soldiers, intelligence officers and military doctors. "Nothing change in Guantánamo, nothing," he says. "The same rules. They torture me in the Obama time more than Bush." HDNet said it plans to air excerpts of the interview with Boumediene tonight and the full interview next week.