Shows featuring Jane Mayer

  • New Yorker Correspondent Jane Mayer and British Attorney Philippe Sands on Bush Administration Torture and How Obama Should Address It Mayer-sands-web
    We spend the hour on the latest news around the US torture of foreign prisoners with two guests who have helped expose many of its facets: New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, and British attorney Philippe Sands, author of Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values....
    May 20, 2009 | Story
  • Obama Admin Faces Decision on Indefinite Detention with Imprisonment of US Resident Ali al-Marri Temp-image_5_2
    Will President Obama institute a new kind of preventive detention for terrorist suspects? The answer may lie in the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the last enemy combatant imprisoned in the United States. We speak to investigative journalist Jane Mayer of The New Yorker. [includes rush transcript]
    February 20, 2009 | Story
  • Despite Gitmo Closure and Torture Ban, Obama Admin Converges with Several Bush Policies in So-Called "War on Terror" Obamawebnew
    After a month in office, the Obama administration has surprised many of its supporters by embracing or appearing receptive to key parts of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism strategy, from indefinite detention, to kidnapping and rendition, to invoking "state secrets" privileges. Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald joins The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer to discuss....
    February 20, 2009 | Story
  • Jane Mayer on "The Insiders: How John McCain Came to Pick Sarah Palin" Mayermagweb
    Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has cast herself as an antidote to the elitist culture inside the Beltway. But a new article from New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer says Palin’s sudden rise to prominence owes more to members of the Washington elite than her rhetoric has suggested. [includes rush transcript]
    October 29, 2008 | Story
  • The Dark Side: Jane Mayer on the Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals Janemayerweb
    We spend the hour with New Yorker magazine investigative journalist Jane Mayer about her new book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. In the book, Mayer reveals a secret report by the International Red Cross warned the Bush administration last year that the CIA’s treatment of prisoners categorically constituted torture and could make...
    July 18, 2008 | Story
  • The Black Sites: A Rare Look Inside the CIA’s Secret Interrogation Program Mohammedweb
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reports that the International Committee of the Red Cross has concluded the CIA’s detention and interrogation methods is tantamount to torture. Sources told Mayer that the confidential Red Cross report also warned that U.S. officials responsible for the abusive treatment at the secret prisons may have committed "grave breaches" of the Geneva...
    August 08, 2007 | Story
  • GERONIMO PRATT
    : Los Angeles district attorney Gil Garcetti announced that he will appeal the reversal of former Black Panthers party leader Geronimo Pratt’s 1972 murder conviction. He said he found no evidence indicating the former Black Panther leader was innocent. Pratt’s conviction was overturned a week ago after new proof that the chief witness against him was a police and FBI informant who...
    June 09, 1997 | Story