Friday, December 12, 2003

  • Halliburton and Private Military Contractors Strike it Rich in Iraq

    Iraqmoney

    A Pentagon audit finds that Halliburton overcharged the U.S. government by as much as $61 million for gasoline delivered to Iraq. We go to Basra to speak with CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee about Iraqi reconstruction and the more than 10,000 private military contractors on the ground in Iraq. [Includes transcript]

  • Kucinich & Braun Blast ABC For Reducing Campaign Coverage

    Electioncov2

    ABC News announced it will stop having producers travel full time with the presidential campaigns of Carol Moseley Braun, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton a day after ABC News’ Ted Koppel hosted the democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire.

    The network says it’s a routine coverage decision, but the move has angered Braun and Kucinich — particularly after the Ohio congressman had a testy exchange with Koppel during Tuesday’s debate. Kucinich criticized Koppel for beginning with a question about Al Gore’s endorsement of Howard Dean. Later, he was angered when Koppel asked whether he, Braun or Sharpton are "in this as sort of a vanity candidacy."

    We speak with Kucinich and Moseley-Braun and we hear from ABC News. [Includes transcript]

  • Singer-Songwriter Michelle Shocked Performs Live in Our Firehouse Studios

    Mshocked

    Singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked joins us in our firehouse studios to play three musical interludes.

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