Conflict

World War II Memorial

July 25, 2000

A plan to erect a World War Two memorial on the National Mall is nearing its final stages. Its designers and supporters say that such a memorial is long overdue. But critics object to its placement near the Lincoln Memorial, and say that...

Ha Jin: "Waiting" (Pantheon) (Rebroadcast)

July 3, 2000

Ha Jin discusses his National Book Award-winning novel. Set during China's Cultural Revolution, it's the story of an army doctor who is torn between his love for a nurse at his hospital, and his duty to his wife back in his home village.

John Wallach: "The Enemy Has A Face" (United States Institute of Peace Press) (Rebroadcast)

May 29, 2000

John Wallach talks about Seeds of Peace, an organization he founded that brings Israeli and Arab teenagers together each summer in Maine. In his new book he talks about his hope that the connections formed between these youths will grow...

Jim Lehrer: "The Special Prisoner" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

May 29, 2000

Journalist Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS NewsHour, discusses his latest novel. It's the story of a man who survives a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. Years later, he is forced to confront his painful memories when...

James Bradley: "Flags of Our Fathers" (Bantam)

May 26, 2000

One of the most unforgettable images from World War II is the photograph of six young soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima. James Bradley is the son of one of the men in the photo. He tells his father's story and the stories of...

Sierra Leone

May 22, 2000

Violence has once again taken hold of the West African nation of Sierra Leone. A panel talks about conflicting perceptions of Sierra Leone's problems, what went wrong this time around, and what actions by the international community could...

Jim Lehrer: "The Special Prisoner" (Random House)

May 3, 2000

Journalist Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS NewsHour, discusses his latest novel. It's the story of a man who survives a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. Years later, he is forced to confront his painful memories when...

Evan Connell: "Deus Lo Volt!" (Counterpoint)

April 27, 2000

Novelist Evan Connell goes back nearly a thousand years to bring the Crusades back to life in his new novel. "Deus lo volt!" ("God wills it!") was the cry of the men who set out from Europe to capture the Holy Land.

Rampage Killings

April 19, 2000

Last week the New York Times ran a five-part series on so-called "rampage" killings -- statistically rare but lethal outbursts that differ from the vast majority of homicides in the number of people killed, the higher likelihood of...

Gun Safety Technology

March 13, 2000

Following the recent fatal shooting incidents in Michigan and Pennsylvania, a discussion of various gun safety proposals that rely on technology, from childproof trigger locks to "smart guns" that can be fired only by their owners.

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