In early 2011, the bodies of four young women were discovered in the brush off Ocean Parkway on Long Island, setting off an investigation into who they were and who killed them. All four women were petite and in their 20s and they all advertised as escorts on Craigslist and Backpage. Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker tells the story of these unsolved murders. In Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, he reveals who these women were, looks at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, and writes about the police investigation.
For nearly 30 years, Oprah Winfrey has been one of the most influential voices in American culture, overseeing a multi-billion dollar empire that includes publishing, radio, motion pictures, and, television. But this past weekend, millions of viewers in India believe they witnessed Oprah at her worst.
Congressional hearings on Islamic Extremism in America begin Thursday morning in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Congressman Peter King (R-NY), chair of the committee, called the hearings in order to start a debate over whether American Muslims are doing enough to prevent home-grown terrorism plots. Rep. King has a long history interacting with Muslims who live in his Long Island district and some say his relationship with the Muslim community changed drastically after 9/11. Many complain that singling out one religious group and tying it to extremism is discriminatory.