A Hard Line

Today we're re-airing some favorite interviews in recent months. Eric Alterman looks at how the idea of liberalism has changed from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. Benjamin Busch talks about his memoir Dust to Dust, about serving in Iraq and creating a life as an artist. Today's installment of our week-long series American History XX is about Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a freeborn African American woman who was a noted writer, abolitionist, and suffragist. Plus, the former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council talks about North Korea’s troubled present and uncertain future.