Wednesday, July 19, 2006

  • Robert Fisk in Beirut: Israeli Assault on Lebanon Inflicting "Mass Punishment on a Whole People"


    The Israeli attack on Lebanon has entered its second week and the death toll now stands at about 300, nearly all Lebanese civilians. We go to Beirut to speak with Robert Fisk, chief Middle East correspondent for the London Independent. Fisk discusses the assault on Lebanon, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, the role of Syria and Iran in the crisis, embedded reporters in the Israeli military and more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Protests Across U.S. and Around the World Call for End to Israel Bombardment of Lebanon


    Protests were held around the world yesterday in response to Israel’s assault on Lebanon and Palestine. From San Francisco to Cairo, Montreal to Rome, tens of thousands took to the streets to call for an end to Israeli aggression in the Middle East. We go to Dearborn, Michigan to speak with the publisher of "The Arab American" newspaper. [includes rush transcript]

  • One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern


    Former Senator George McGovern turns 84 years-old today. Ridiculed by the press and scorned by his colleagues, the 1972 presidential candidate stood alone on the senate floor calling for an end to the Vietnam War. We play an excerpt of the documentary, "One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern." [includes rush transcript]