NBC's "Wanted" program: In pursuit of ratings, pursuing a genocide figure

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The New Republic has a must-read article on “The Wanted” — NBC’s controversial docudrama series, which goes after suspected terrorists and war figures.

Written by journalist Andrew Rice, the article is an in-depth account that focuses on Leopold Munyakazi, an academic from Rwanda who’s accused of participating in his country’s 1994 genocide. While Rwanda’s government insists that Munyakazi is guilty, his defenders say the evidence is tainted and exaggerated. Rice’s article gets at the complications of Rwanda, a country that is too often reduced to black-and-white terms.

For  a taste of “The Wanted” and its manufactured drama, watch this:

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