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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Douglas Feith was one of the architects of the Iraq War. He talks to Brian about his role in the war and his new book, War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism. And: a new documentary takes a look at how some industrialized nations provide universal health care. And what happens when two urbanites move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn?


Douglas Feith

Speaking with Feith

Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon and now the author of War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism (Harper, 2008), offers an insider's view on the run-up to the war in Iraq.

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Corn Swaggled

Curt Ellis and Aaron Woolf, producers of the documentary King Corn, left behind their urban lives to move to Iowa, grow an acre of corn, and follow their product from seed to harvest to marketplace.

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Sean Bell Update

The Sean Bell case is now in the hands of the judge. Nicole Bode of the New York Daily News and Michael Wilson of the New York Times give us an update.

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John McCain on the Economy

John McCain delivered a major economic policy speech this morning. We play excerpts of the speech and talk about its major policy implications with John Heilemann, contributing editor at New York Magazine, and Mike Mandel, chief economist for Business Week.

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How Do They Do It? Healthcare

T.R. Reid, foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, hosts "Sick Around the World", the new Frontline documentary airing tonight on PBS. In it he looks at the way other industrialized nations manage to provide universal health care.

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King Corn

Aaron Woolf

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Aaron Woolf, co-producer and director of King Corn, talked about his new documentary on the Brian Lehrer Show on 4/15/2008. He and co-producer, ...


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