Overview

AMERICAN UMPIRE, a thought-provoking documentary about U.S. foreign policy, chronicles how the United States became the world's policeman and questions how long the U.S. must continue to play this role. Narrated by Jim Lehrer, formerly of The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,and written by award-winning historian Elizabeth Cobbs, the film explores the history of American military intervention and the future of America's military commitment abroad. AMERICAN UMPIRE combines archival footage with candid interviews from former secretaries of state George Shultz, Madeleine Albright and Condoleeza Rice; General Jim Mattis and Lt. General Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; Nobel Prize winner Michael Spence; Pulitzer Prize winner David Kennedy; and eight scholars from around the world.

  1. James Shelley

    Director

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  1. Jim Lehrer

    Narrator

  2. George Shultz

  3. Condoleezza Rice

    Condoleezza Rice

  4. Elizabeth Cobbs

  5. Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright

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American Umpire

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Status Released

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  • September 15, 2016
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 56m

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