Sat 3/11: American Jihad (Showtime)
This is one of those documentaries that should be considered required watching. The project was “inspired” by the Peter Berg-Mark Wahlberg project Patriots Day, about the Boston Marathon bombings. Director Alison Ellwood explores the world of homegrown terrorism and the practices that can be used to stop it. Particular attention is paid to Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. citizen who was identified by the CIA as an al-Qaeda leader responsible for bringing a number of Americans into the Jihadist movement.