Wednesday, June 15, 2005

  • The Downing Street Memo Comes To Washington; Conyers Blasts "Deafening Sound of Silence"

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    We speak with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who is convening a public hearing tomorrow in Washington on the so-called Downing Street Memo and other newly released documents that he says show the Bush administration’s "efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence." We also speak with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till: New Documentary Uncovers Evidence in 1955 Murder

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    Half a century after Emmett Till’s mutilated body was found in a Mississippi river, investigators have unearthed his casket and reopened the case. We play excerpts of a new documentary, "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" that uncovers new evidence in the case and we speak with the filmmaker, Keith Beauchamp. [includes rush transcript]

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