Friday, March 26, 2004

  • Family of Slain Soldier Calls Bush WMD Jokes "Disgraceful"


    At a media dinner Wednesday, President Bush joked about how no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq, eliciting laughter from many of the journalists in attendance. We get a reaction from a father and twin brother of a soldier killed in Iraq and we speak with The Nation’s David Corn who attended the dinner. [includes rush transcript]

  • Navy Public Affairs Officer Who Worked in Iraq Condemns President Bush & The U.S. Invasion


    A year ago Navy Lt. John Oliveira was appearing daily before television cameras defending the U.S. invasion. He was the top public affairs officer aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In a Democracy Now! exclusive he speaks today on a national program for the first time criticizing the invasion he was once paid to defend. [includes rush transcript]

  • Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett


    We speak with Elaine Bartlett, who spent 16 years in prison for a first-time drug offense. After her release, Bartlett had no money, no job and no real home. We hear her story and speak with Village Voice journalist Jennifer Gonnerman, author of a new book about Bartlett entitled "Life on the Outside," the first major work of journalism on the subject of re-entry. [includes rush transcript]