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Audio From 1998: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) Hangs Up On Amy Goodman When Asked If He Has Ever Had An Affair

Earlier today Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigned his House seat after acknowledging he had an affair with a female staffer. Long an advocate for "family values," Souder called for former President Bill Clinton to resign over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. On Sept. 17, 1998, during the Clinton impeachment scandal, Democracy Now! invited Rep. Souder and Rep. Bill McCollum (R-FL) (who is now running for governor in Florida) to discuss by phone a recent House vote on combating drugs. In the spirit of the times, Amy Goodman asked both men if they have ever had extramarital affairs. McCollum said "I am not, and, uh.. in, at this present time involved in anything whatsoever, have not been." When Souder was asked, he hung up the phone.

May 18, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

2009 Polk Winners interviewed on Democracy Now!

February 16, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Oscar Nominees Include Docs on China Earthquake, Burma and Pentagon Papers

Nominations have been announced for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. In the documentary category, three films featured on Democracy Now! in the past year received nods:

* China’s Unnatural Disaster

* The Most Dangerous Man in America

* Burma VJ

February 03, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Academy Awards, Oscars

Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

Howard Zinn, one of the country’s most celebrated historians and author of the seminal work A People’s History of the United States, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. He was 87. Over the years, Zinn was a frequent guest on Democracy Now!

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January 27, 2010 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Howard Zinn

Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 16 people in a ceremony today at the White House. Check out Democracy Now!’s past interviews with some of those who received the award:

* Rev. Joseph Lowery
* Mary Robinson
* Archbishop Desmond Tutu
* Muhammad Yunus

August 12, 2009 |  Filed under  DN Archives

From the Archives: Leonard Peltier Speaks From His Jail Cell

Imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier will have his first full parole hearing in 15 years on Tuesday. He has been in prison for the past 33 years after being convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Peltier has long maintained his innocence and is widely considered a political prisoner who was not granted a fair trial. In 2000, we conducted an extensive interview with Peltier from his jail cell:

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July 27, 2009 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on "America Behind the Color Line"

President Obama said Cambridge police acted "stupidly" in the arrest of leading African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in his own home last week. Obama said the incident is a reminder that racism "still haunts us." Check out our extended interview with Gates in 2004 on "America Behind the Color Line."

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July 22, 2009 |  Filed under  DN Archives

EPA Declares Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared a public health emergency in the town of Libby, Montana, where hundreds of people have died from asbestos contamination. It is the first time such a declaration has been made by the EPA. For decades, W.R. Grace and Co. mined asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in Libby.
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June 19, 2009 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Studs Terkel, 1912-2008

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The legendary radio broadcaster, writer and oral historian Studs Terkel has died at the age of 96 in Chicago. Over the years Terkel has been a regular guest on Democracy Now!

In 2005, Studs Terkel appeared on Democracy Now! shortly after undergoing open heart surgery. He told Amy Goodman, "My curiosity is what saw me through. What would the world be like, or will there be a world? And so, that’s my epitaph. I have it all set. Curiosity did not kill this cat. And it’s curiosity, I think, that has saved me thus far."

October 31, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Domestic Spying

National Book Award Winners Edwidge Danticat & Harriet Washington on Democracy Now!

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The National Book Critics Circle Awards have just been announced and two past DN! guests were among the winners: Edwidge Danticat ("Brother I’m Dying") and Harriet Washington (“Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present")

March 07, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Taxi To The Dark Side

Watch/Listen to Democracy Now!’s Interviews With Alex Gibney, director of the Oscar-winning documentary "Taxi to the Dark Side." [2/1/08 || 2/12/08 ]

February 25, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Highlights of Democracy Now! Coverage On Cuba

February 19, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Democracy Now!’s past coverage of East Timor

January 28, 2008 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Recent Coverage Of Pakistan On Democracy Now!

December 27, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives, Pakistan

The Destroyed CIA Torture Tapes & Psychologists

Is the CIA covering up the role of psychologists in torture at secret CIA prisons? Two individuals involved in the interrogation of Al Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah have been identified by name – both are psychologists.

December 10, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Trent Lott Resigns

On Capitol Hill, Republican Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi has announced he will step down next month. In 2002 Democracy Now! examined Lott’s history of support for racist and neo-Confederate causes and his public praise for the 1948 pro-segregation presidential campaign of Senator Strom Thurmond.

November 27, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

Norman Finkelstein Denied Tenure

DePaul University has denied tenure to Norman Finkelstein despite strong support from students and colleagues. Democracy Now! has been closely following his fight for tenure. More

June 14, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

April is National Poetry Month

Some poetry highlights from the Democracy Now! archives:
“Alice Walker reads her poem Be Nobody’s Darling”

Palestinian-American Poet Suheir Hammad*

Nuyorican Poet Pedro Pietri

Martin Espada on Pablo Neruda

April 10, 2007 |  Filed under  DN Archives

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