Does 24 torture affect how real interrogators work in Iraq?
Creators of 24 met late last year with human rights advocates, the dean of West Point's military academy and experienced interrogators to discuss torture and how the torture scenes on 24 affect how people are questioned by authorities in real life, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The panel of torture experts wanted to persuade 24 writers to "show torture subjects taking weeks or months to break, spitting out false or unreliable intelligence, and even dying. As they do in the real world," the article said.
Meanwhile, an Associated Press article quoted a representative from Human Rights First saying that torture scenes from 24 influence how interrogators in Iraq do their jobs.
Human Rights First is also in talks with the Writers Guild of America to have Hollywood scribes meet with real-life interrogators who can discuss their experiences regarding torture.
According to the Parents Television Council, the LA Times reported, there were 624 torture scenes on television between 2002-2005, the most on 24 which had 67.
The show's executive producer, Howard Gordon, has been filmed by Human Rights First talking about the 24 torture scenes. The video is expected to be shown at West Point this fall, the Times article said.