Oil ShockWave, The Documentary, Hits PBS Airwaves

'It's amazing to me that we've been at war now since September 11, 2001 . And this scenario could happen tomorrow. It could start tomorrow.'

Gen. John P. Abizaid , U.S. Army (Ret.)

WASHINGTON , Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) announced today that PBS stations across the country will begin airing an hour-long documentary featuring SAFE's signature Oil ShockWave crisis simulation. Narrated by Judy Woodruff , the program brings the best minds in energy, economics, intelligence, politics, foreign relations, and the military together to explore the critical effects of America's oil dependence on our national security and economy.

"Since 2005, SAFE's Oil ShockWave simulation has been educating the public, the media, and policymakers about the dangers posed by America's oil dependence," SAFE President and CEO Robbie Diamond said. "Now, as this documentary premieres, a nationwide audience will learn the hard truths behind our energy challenges: our economy and our national security are in danger, and if a true oil shock occurs, our ability to respond is extremely limited. The only way to reduce the danger is to reduce our oil dependence before the crisis occurs."

Oil ShockWave, The Documentary, features footage from a fast-paced Oil ShockWave war-game exercise, along with appearances and interviews by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin ; former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage ; former Navy Secretary John Lehman ; former presidential terrorism advisor Richard Clarke ; former White House Press Secretary Michael McCurry ; former EPA Administrator Carol Browner ; and former Commander of U.S. CENTCOM Gen. John Abizaid (Ret.).

The documentary will air in individual markets on schedules determined by local affiliates. Confirmed upcoming airings as of the time of this release include KQED ( San Francisco ) on October 2 , Iowa Public Television on October 5 , and KUED ( Salt Lake City ) on October 14 and 19, as well as KUHT ( Houston ), WEDU ( Tampa ), KRWG ( El Paso ), and WNMU ( Marquette, Michigan ) on dates yet to be determined. It is presented by Ames Productions, and produced by Rainie Ames and David Hanrahan , Future View Inc.

Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization that aims to reduce America's dependence on oil and improve U.S. energy security to bolster national security and strengthen the economy.

SOURCE Securing America's Future Energy



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