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Monday, January 24, 2005

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  • Violence Continues in Iraq as Jan. 30 Vote Looms


    A large explosion rocks Baghdad just six days before the scheduled Jan. 30 election. As violence continues to rage across the country, the U.S.-backed interim Iraqi government has announced sweeping security measures intended to protect voters. We go to Baghdad to speak with journalist Patrick Cockburn of the London Independent. [includes rush transcript]

  • Protesters Disrupt Bush’s Inaugural Address


    We continue our coverage of inauguration 2005, looking at the protests in Washington DC that were ignored by the corporate media. We speak with two people who disrupted President Bush’s inaugural address, Medea Benjamin of CodePink and Jeremiah Jenkins of Harvard Divinity School. [includes rush transcript]

  • Media Concentration Proponent Michael Powell Resigns From FCC


    As Michael Powell announces his resignation as chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, we take a look at his four years in office and his push to loosen media ownership rules with Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy and Pete Tridish of the Prometheus Radio Project. [includes rush transcript]

  • Truthout’s William Rivers Pitt on the "Perfect Propaganda" in the Corporate Media


    We hear an address by William Rivers Pitt of on the role of the media in the election and the coming four years. He spoke at the University of the District of Columbia soon after President Bush’s second inauguration. [includes rush transcript]

  • Damu Smith: "Bush Doesn’t Know Anything About Freedom"


    We hear a speech by Damu Smith of Black Voices for Peace speaking at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Washington DC. Smith says, "Bush knows nothing about freedom. We know everything about freedom. We are the moral authority of our nation." [includes rush transcript]

  • John Hess 1917-2005: Veteran Journalist and Radio Commentator Dies at 87


    Longtime journalist and radio commentator John Hess also died at the age of 87. For 24 years he worked at the New York Times. He was best known for his 1968 coverage of the Paris Peace talks, a major expose on nursing home corruption and for his writings as a food critic. We hear one of his radio commentaries on Pacifica station WBAI. [includes rush transcript]