Conflict

Congo After Laurent Kabila

January 29, 2001

Two weeks ago Congo government officials confirmed President Laurent Kabila was assassinated by one of his own security guards. A panel talks about Congo's future and that of its neighbors under Kabila's son, Joseph, and how the new U.S...

Loung Ung: "First They Killed My Father" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2000

Twenty-five years ago, Loung Ung was a happy, outgoing five-year-old girl living with her family in Cambodia's capital city. But everything changed when the brutal Khmer Rouge regime came to power. Her book tells the story of what happened...

Tracy Sugarman: "My War" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2000

In 1944 and 1945, Tracy Sugarman was a naval ensign serving in World War II. Like many young newlywed soldiers, he wrote hundreds of letters to his bride back in the States. But he also sent home his pencil sketches and watercolors showing...

Tracy Sugarman: "My War" (Random House)

October 31, 2000

In 1944 and 1945, Tracy Sugarman was a naval ensign serving in World War II. Like many young newlywed soldiers, he wrote hundreds of letters to his bride back in the States. But he also sent home his pencil sketches and watercolors showing...

Middle East

October 25, 2000

U.S. military bases in the Middle East are on high alert, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak officially suspended peace talks, and Arab nations condemned violence but affirmed their support for a Palestinian state. A panel talks about the...

Crisis in the Middle East

October 9, 2000

More than 80 people are dead in more than a week of violence in Israel. A panel talks about what sparked the violence, how leaders Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat are handling the crisis, and what role the US may have in restoring order to...

Lori Berenson Case

October 2, 2000

American citizen Lori Berenson has been held in Peruvian prison custody for almost five years, serving a life sentence after being convicted of treason. She has maintained that she is innocent of the charges. Now, amid political upheaval...

U.S. POWs in Japan

September 12, 2000

World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in Japan are suing several Japanese companies for their labor and suffering as slave workers. Former POWs say were starved and beaten, and many of their comrades were worked to death in...

Diana Preston: "The Boxer Rebellion" (Walker)

August 14, 2000

One hundred years ago, a nationalistic, anti-Christian sect of Chinese peasants launched an uprising against the growing number of foreigners in China. The "Boxer Rebellion" significantly influenced China's relationship with the...

David Madden: "Beyond the Battlefield" (Touchstone)

July 26, 2000

David Madden, founding director of the United States Civil War Center, discusses the enduring fascination so many Americans have with the Civil War. He is editor of a new book that describes daily life as an average Civil War soldier.

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