February 19, 2013
New York Festivals

ABC News correspondent John Miller's 1998 interview with Osama bin Laden is the subject of  the Newseum film "Osama bin Laden: Interviewing a Terrorist."

Three Newseum-Produced Films in Running for Top Honors

WASHINGTON — Three original films produced by and presented in the Newseum are finalists in the New York Festivals World's Best Television & Film competition, which honors programming in all lengths and forms from more than 50 countries around the world.

The Newseum's work was recognized alongside films from HBO, Showtime, ESPN, CNN and other major networks. Award winners will be announced April 9.

  • "Osama bin Laden: Interviewing a Terrorist," a finalist in the Documentary category, is shown continuously in the Newseum's FBI Exhibit in a special section exploring the War on Terror. In the film, John Miller of ABC News describes his experience interviewing the al-Qaeda leader in 1998, when many Americans were not familiar with the name Osama bin Laden. Less than two months after Miller's interview, simultaneous bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania signaled the start of al-Qaeda's holy war against the United States.
  • The Newseum's other honored films, "Neil Leifer – Photo Finish" (Documentary) and "Every Four Years: Presidential Ad Campaigns" (Production Design/Art Direction) were created in conjunction with special limited-engagement exhibits.

Beginning April 12, 2013, as part of a year-long exploration of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum will present "A Thousand Days," an original documentary that recounts the youthful glamour and newsworthy moments of Kennedy's time in the White House.

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