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Thursday, September 27, 2012

United Nations (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Some lesser-known leaders have had important messages at the U.N. General Assembly. Reporters from Mali, Italy, and Guatemala talk about the threat of terrorism, legalizing drugs, and how to weather the Eurozone Crisis. Plus: Carole Simpson, former ABC anchor, talks about being the first woman and minority moderator for a presidential debate. Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days series continues with a look at how our federal policies could help civil infrastructure; and public art in space.

Lesser-Known UN Speech Round-Up

We look at some of the UN speeches from countries that aren't getting the headlines, including Mali, Guatemala, and Italy. Featuring:

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Moderating a Presidential Debate

Carole Simpson, former ABC news anchor for World News Tonight, former presidential debate moderator, and author of NewsLady, talks about becoming the first woman and minority moderator of a presidential debate when she questioned George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot in 1992.

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30 Issues: Borrowing for Infrastructure

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The necessity of borrowing to initiate and maintain essential infrastructure projects. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Mohamed Morsi's UN Debut

Joe Lauria, United Nations correspondent for the Wall Street Journal , talks about Egyptian President Morsi's speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

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Space Art: The Last Pictures

Artist Trevor Paglen was commissioned by Creative Time to create "The Last Pictures", a public art project in space. Paglen has chosen 100 images to put on an ultra-archival, golden silicon disc designed to last billions of years that will be sent into orbit aboard the Echostar XVI satellite soon. Hear him discuss how he chose the images and why. 

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