Thursday, May 3, 2007

  • Don Cheadle and John Prendergast on Their "Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond"


    We speak with Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle and renowned human rights activist John Prendergast about their new book, "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond." On visiting Darfur, Cheadle says, "Once I had seen it with my own eyes and understood and listened to the people’s stories, it was very hard to just return to my comfortable life and not do anything when I had the opportunity to do a lot more." [includes rush transcript]

  • Journalists Covering Los Angeles Immigration March Assaulted by Police


    The Los Angeles Police Department is coming under increasing criticism for violently crushing a largely peaceful immigrants rights march on Tuesday. Police dressed in riot gear fired 240 rounds of rubber and foam bullets as well as tear gas. Officers were seen on video clubbing protesters and journalists with batons. Overall, 10 people, including several journalists, were taken to hospitals after being injured. [includes rush transcript]