Conflict

Rick Atkinson: "In The Company Of Soldiers" (Henry Holt)

March 30, 2004

A year ago, as US-led forces entered and conquered Saddam Hussein's Iraq, they were accompanied by "embedded" reporters. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Atkinson, who covered the 101st Airborne Division for the Washington...

Hans Blix

March 23, 2004

Hans Blix, who headed the United Nation's weapons inspection team in Iraq, takes us behind the scenes during the months leading to the US-led invasion, and shares his views on the events of the past year since the war began.

Pre-War Media Coverage

March 22, 2004

Some media critics say the press could have done a better job of sorting out the Bush administration's claims regarding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Terence Smith, media correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim...

Terrorist Attack in Spain

March 15, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the worst terrorist attack on Spain in modern history: who's behind it, their likely motives, and the domestic and international repercussions.

Farah Pahlavi: "An Enduring Love" (Miramax)

March 11, 2004

Twenty-five years ago, religious fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah of Iran. The widow of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi talks about her life with him before and after exile.

Iraq Update

March 9, 2004

A conversation about Iraq's new interim constitution and its implications for the U.S. role in Iraq, as a June 30 deadline approaches for the political handover to Iraqis.

Steve Coll: "Ghost Wars" (The Penguin Press)

March 3, 2004

Having interviewed about 200 American, Afghan, Pakistani, and Saudi intelligence sources, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist talks about the intelligence, foreign policy, and counterterrorism wars in the Afghan theater prior to the...

Michael Dobbs: "Saboteurs" (Knopf)

March 2, 2004

This book tells the story of eight Nazi terrorists who landed on American shores in 1942 with enough money and explosives for a two year mission. Their capture raised issues that are again in the news today: military tribunals, terrorist...

Haiti

March 1, 2004

U.S. Marines headed to Haiti Sunday night after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and left the country. A panel talks about the unrest leading up to Aristide's resignation and what could happen next.

Matthew McAllester: "Blinded By the Sunlight" (HarperCollins)

February 19, 2004

For eight terrifying days in March 2003, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Matt McAllester and four other Westerners were imprisoned in Saddam Hussein's most horrible prison in Iraq. He tells the story of his ordeal and the lessons for...

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