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Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
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This month we mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which launched America's invasion of Afghanistan and what became the longest war in U.S. history.

Renowned investigative journalist and Sonoma County resident Lowell Bergman is one of the executive producers on a hit new Netflix documentary series, Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror. It meticulously documents what led up to 9/11 and what has happened since—illuminating for many how and why the US came to suddenly leave Afghanistan in August 2021 and what that departure now means for all of us.

Bergman is a mentor to the KRCB newsroom and we joined him in interviewing some key people featured in the Netflix docuseries. Here’s our recent conversation with former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.



That was former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking with Lowell Bergman and KRCB's Greta Mart. On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Bergman is moderating—and Napolitano is participating in—a panel discussion for Cal Performances that focuses on the filmmakers and key participants of the Turning Point docuseries. The livestreamed event is free and open to the public.

Now-professor Napolitano and the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley is sponsoring the Cal Performances event.

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