Editor’s Note: The following video is a clip from a 19-part series filmed at a Truthdig and KPFK co-sponsored event in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The discussion features Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone and Robert Scheer, Truthdig’s editor in chief. The two talk about “The Putin Interviews,” a new Showtime series by Stone, as well as the published transcript, for which Scheer wrote the foreword. Beginning Tuesday, we will publish one video per day.

“This time, the call for a redbaiting campaign comes from people on the Democratic side even more forcefully than on the Republican,” says Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, as he dismisses hysteria over Russia as ill-conceived.

Watch the next clip in the series, in which Stone discusses his experiences in Russia under Boris Yeltsin’s rule, on Wednesday.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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