Wednesday, August 16, 2006

  • Lebanon Ceasefire Holds As Negotiations Continue


    The ceasefire in Lebanon continues to hold in its third day but there are growing questions over how long it will last. Negotiations are under way to form the United Nations peacekeeping force planned to back up the agreement. We go to Lebanon to speak with American University in Beirut professor, Amal Saad-Ghorayeb and Declan Walsh, a Guardian reporter in Bint Jbeil. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fox News Producer Resigns Over Middle East Coverage


    Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman, Jordan resigned in protest of the network’s coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote "We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that." We go to Amman to speak with producer Serene Sabbagh. [includes rush transcript]

  • Victoria Gray Adams 1926-2006: Civil Rights Pioneer, Founder of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Dies at 79


    Civil rights pioneer Victoria Gray Adams has died at the age of 79. She was the co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party along with Fannie Lou Hamer and Annie Devine. We play an excerpt of the documentary "Standing On My Sisters Shoulders" that chronicles the vital role played by women from Mississippi in the civil rights movement. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fearing Prosecution, Bush Admin Tries to Change War Crimes Act


    The White House recently proposed changes to the War Crimes Act that would narrow the scope of punishable offenses under the Geneva Conventions. The new list would exclude humiliating or degrading treatment of prisoners. We host a debate with attorneys Scott Horton and David Rivkin. [includes rush transcript]

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