How Accurate Is TV's Portrayal of Terrorism?

Policy Circle Briefing Series

TV series Homeland publicity poster

Poster image courtesy of Aero Film


May 6, 2015


5:30 p.m. – Registration, wine and hors d'oeuvres reception
6:30 p.m. – Program


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

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Many hit television shows, movies, and books center on terrorists and the fight against them. No one knows better than the award-winning television writer, producer, and author Howard Gordon that terrorism sells. His credits include the hit shows Homeland and 24. But how accurate are the portrayals of terrorists and government officials in entertainment? And do fictional depictions ever influence real-life policymaking? Join Gordon for a Policy Circle Briefing about the allure of terrorism in entertainment, and how its depiction differs from the reality of terrorism on the ground.

Howard Gordon

Howard Gordon

Television Writer, Producer, and Author, whose credits include Homeland, 24, Tyrant, and Legends

Andrew Liepman

Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

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