Apple TV+ non-fiction podcast 'The Line' earns duPont-Columbia Award

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Narrative non-fiction podcast "The Line" has earned Apple TV+ a 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Silver Baton.

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Launched in 2021, "The Line" is a six-part audio series that explores the untold aspects of the story of US Navy SEAL Eddy Gallagher.

In 2018, Gallagher was charged with committing war crimes following posing with a corpse in Iraq. Gallagher was accused of murder by members of his platoon, but he was acquitted on all but one minor count, then was pardoned in 2019.

"Huge thanks to the duPont-Columbia Awards for this incredible honor," said Molly Thompson, head of documentaries and unscripted, Apple TV+. "This award is a true testament to the thoughtful and impactful reporting in 'The Line.' Congratulations to Dan and our partners at Jigsaw Productions on this recognition of their work."

The podcast also has a four-part limited documentary companion series available on Apple TV+.

"The Line" joins other Apple TV+ Original podcasts, including "The Problem With Jon Stewart," and "Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy."

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    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 11,421member

    I don;t know about the podcast, but the AppleTV+ version was absolutely outstanding.   Bothersome.  But outstanding.

    It went through the entire saga from beginning to end, covered it deeply and showed all sides seemingly without bias.  That is rare these days with things like this that are so politically charged.

    As a side benefit, it also gave a glimpse into how modern warfare, especially that by special forces, is conducted these days.  And that includes how it is a soldier's sole discretion to decide if person lives or dies -- even if that person is neither armed nor threatening.  "Yep!  He/She is the enemy:  BANG."   We saw that at the end of the Afghan war where we watched a car and (thought we) saw it picking up explosives for ISIS-K when in fact it was picking up water for a family to drink.   We blew up that car and 7 children.  Like the episode in "The Line", this got exposure.  But how many times over the last 20 years have these scenes played out and the only ones knowing about it were the killers and their victims?
    edited February 2022
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