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Thursday, May 13, 2004

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  • A Letter to the President: "Mr. Bush, You’d Have Liked My Brother"

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    Dante Zappala recently wrote a letter to President Bush: "My brother, Sherwood Baker, died in Iraq last week. I tried to call you and I tried to write to you, but you never responded. I’m writing to you again because I believe had you known him, you would have liked him...

  • Parents of U.S. Soldier Killed In Iraq: "My Son Was Betrayed By the Bush Administration"

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    On April 26, Sgt. Sherwood Baker was one of two soldiers killed in a building explosion in Baghdad. Baker became the first member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard to die in combat since 1945. He was 30 years old and leaves behind a wife and a 9 year old son. Today his parents, Alfred and Celeste Zappala, join us in our studio to talk about their son, the war and the lies behind the war. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bill Moyers: "Our Democracy is in Danger of Being Paralyzed"

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    Journalist Bill Moyers recently gave the keynote address before 2,000 people at the first ever National Conference on Media Reform. He warned, "What we’re talking about is nothing less than rescuing a democracy that is so polarized it is in danger of being paralyzed and pulverized. Alarming words, I know. But the realities we face should trigger alarms. Free and responsible government by popular consent just can’t exist without an informed public."