Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger appears in the following:

A New Documentary About Central American Migration

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested discuss their new film, "Blood on the Wall."


Sebastian Junger, Government Shutdown Update, Cedric Burnside Performs

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sebastian Junger on "Tribe" & The Half King. Jim VandeHei on the ongoing government shutdown. Cedric Burnside performs live in-studio.

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Sebastian Junger On Syria & ISIS

Monday, November 13, 2017

Award-winning journalist, filmmaker and bestselling author Sebastian Junger joins us to discuss his documentary “Hell On Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.”

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Why the War Continues for Veterans Who Return Home

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sebastian Junger argues that our individualistic culture contributes to the trauma that veterans deal with when they return home. 

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Another Side of PTSD

Friday, May 29, 2015

The filmmaker, writer and journalist Sebastian Junger explores the reasons that despite fewer soldiers seeing combat, PTSD rates are on the rise.

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What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.


What We're Fighting for in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It’s the nation’s war — our soldiers are just following orders. But they have a duty to protect each other, says filmmaker Sebastian Junger, which is what makes the alleged desertion ...

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Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal'

Friday, May 30, 2014

The documentary "Korengal” is the follow up to the Oscar-nominated film “Restrepo,” which Junger co-directed with his late friend, Tim Hetherington.

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Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.


The Life and Times of TIm Hetherington

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sebastian Junger talks about directing the documentary “Which Way is the Front Line from Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a portrait of the war photographer who in April 2011 was killed by mortar fire in Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. Junger is joined by James Brabazon, a war photographer who is featured in the documentary, and who was a friend of Hetherington. The film debuts April 18 on HBO, in conjunction with “Sleeping Soliders,” an outdoor exhibition of  Hetherington’s work at The International Center of Photography.

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Sebastian Junger and RISC

Friday, April 27, 2012

A year ago veteran war photographers Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington died of injuries sustained while covering the Libyan uprising.  When friend, colleague and fellow war reporter Sebastian Junger learned that Hetherington died of injuries that didn’t need to be fatal he founded Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues or RISC.  Junger tells Brooke why freelance journalists need the tools to save themselves and their fellow reporters on the battlefield.


Breton - The Commission

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Sebastian Junger on Video of Taliban Desecration

Friday, January 13, 2012

On Thursday a video showing four U.S. Marines purportedly urinating on the corpses of three dead Taliban fighters went viral on the internet. Defense secretary Leon Panetta called the behavior “utterly deplorable” and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai decried the video as “completely inhumane.” The video comes at a tense time, as the U.S. tries to foster peace talks between the Taliban and Karzai's government.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Restrepo"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sebastian Junger, filmmaker/journalist and author of WAR, and filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, discuss their film about the war in Afghanistan, "Restrepo."


Remembering Tim Hetherington

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sebastian Junger, who co-directed the film "Restrepo" with Tim Hetherington, talks about the loss of his friend, who was killed in April while covering the conflict in Libya. He's written a remembrance of Hetherington in Vanity Fair. He’s joined by photojournalists Mike Kamber and Christopher Anderson, who were personally changed by Hetherington’s death. They’ll reminisce about Hetherington’s life, the challenges of war photography, and the close-knit community of war correspondents. They're featured in the article "You Never Forget that First Taste of War" in New York Magazine.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "Restrepo"

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sebastian Junger, filmmaker/journalist and author of WAR, and filmmaker/photographer Tim Hetherington, discuss their film about the war in Afghanistan, "Restrepo."

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Leonard's Questions: Sebastian Junger

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sebastian Junger revealed he is a fan of chess after a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's “Restrepo”

Monday, June 21, 2010

Award-winning journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington discuss their documentary “Restrepo.” It chronicles the deployment of a platoon of American soldiers to one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan, capturing the day-to-day reality of modern warfare. “Restrepo” won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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Front Lines and Headlines: A PEN Panel on Covering War

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Deborah Amos, Philip Gourevich, Arnon Grunberg, Sebastian Junger and Daniele Mastrogiacomo talked about the role of the journalist in war for a PEN World Voices Festival panel held at...


Sebastian Junger on War

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Journalist Sebastian Junger, journalist and author of The Perfect Storm, discusses Warhis new book about the platoon he embedded with in Afghanistan.

Events: Tonight, Sebastian Junger will be at Barnes & Noble at Union Square and on Thursday, May 13, Brian Williams interviews Sebastian Junger at the 92Y

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Underreported: What Life is Like for US Soldiers in Afghanistan

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The war in Iraq gets more headlines, but US soldiers in Afghanistan are still battling it out with the Taliban and Al Qaeda the old-fashioned way – traveling on foot, building crude bunkers, and advancing slowly. Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington joined an American platoon in the Korengal Valley, ...