Next for Koppel

Ted Koppel will be appearing on the following shows over the course of the next couple weeks to promote “Koppel on Discovery: Our Children’s Children’s War” (Sunday, March 11 at 9pmET).

Friday, March 2 / Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
Thursday, March 8 / The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Friday, March 9 / Good Morning America (ABC)
Sunday, March 11 / Meet the Press (NBC)

From the release:

    If you expect the War on Terror to end with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, or with the establishment of a stable government in Afghanistan, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. While the eyes of the world focus on those conflicts, the U.S. military is fighting an unconventional war that could last generations. Widely known as the War on Terror, the outgoing commander of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Gen. John Abizaid, refers to it as The Long War. Ted Koppel presents an in-depth special report on a war that may last longer than any in which the U.S. has been involved before. KOPPEL ON DISCOVERY: OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S WAR premieres on Discovery Channel on Sunday, March 11 at 9 PM (ET/PT).

    U.S. military officials point out that Al-Qaeda and other terror organizations are not thinking in terms of a campaign that will end in five, 10, or even 20 years. Instead, they are looking as far as 100 years into the future, and the U.S. has no choice but to do the same. In this special report, Koppel explores the challenges this prolonged struggle presents and how America’s military is trying to adapt. His interview with Gen. Abizaid is featured throughout the broadcast.

    Koppel and his team of producers take viewers to Afghanistan where the American military is fighting an increasingly powerful Taliban; to Djibouti where the U.S. is building schools and digging wells; to Ethiopia where the U.S. is training commandos while the war in next-door Somalia rages; and to North Carolina where private military firm Blackwater USA is training military and civilian personnel for life on the front lines.

    KOPPEL ON DISCOVERY: OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S WAR is produced by Discovery Channel Managing Editor Ted Koppel and Executive Producer Leroy Sievers. They are joined by a team of some of the best researchers and producers in the industry. Together they are producing a slate of long-form programming exclusively for Discovery Channel that touches on some of the most important events, people and places changing lives today. From field reporting to script writing, every aspect of the series is shaped by Koppel’s 44 years of experience and unparalleled journalistic integrity.