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Friday, February 10, 2006

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  • Exclusive Interview: Murray Waas on How Cheney "Authorized" Libby to Leak Classified Information

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    We speak with investigative journalist Murray Waas who reports that Lewis "Scooter" Libby–Cheney’s indicted former chief of staff–testified he had been "authorized" by Cheney and other White House "superiors" to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration’s use of prewar intelligence in making the case to invade Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Why We Fight: New Film Takes a Hard Look at the American War Machine From World War II to Iraq

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    A new film opening in theaters nationwide Friday takes a look at the American war machine over the past half century. "Why We Fight" looks at conflicts from World War II right up to the current war in Iraq to examine the political, economic and ideological reasons that drive American war policy. We play excerpts from the film and speak with award-winning director Eugene Jarecki. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Press, The President and the Privilege of Power: Part II Of Our Conversation With Fired CBS "Memo-Gate" Producer Mary Mapes

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    We continue our conversation with Mary Mapes, the longtime television news producer and reporter who worked for CBS for fifteen years. Mapes tells the story of the memo that brought down CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather and prompted CBS to force out four of its top journalists–including Mapes. In the report, Rather charged that President Bush had received preferential treatment in the National Guard in the early 1970s. [includes rush transcript]