Looking Back at Iraq, Soprano Diana Damrau, Piecing Together WWII Stories, Celebrating MAD Magazine

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We’re launching a three-day series to mark the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Today we’ll start by looking at how the Bush Administration made the case to invade. German soprano Diana Damrau talks about singing opposite Placido Domingo in “La Traviata” at the Metropolitan Opera. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge describes trying to find the surviving members of his father’s WWII Marine Company. And illustrators Drew Friedman, Al Jaffe, and Arnold Roth on the life and work of MAD Magazine founding editor Harvey Kurtzman.

Frank Rich Looks Back at the Invasion of Iraq

New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich discusses the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and how consensus for the war was built in Congress and the public square.

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Brooke Gladstone on the Media and the War in Iraq

Brooke Gladstone of WNYC’s On The Media discusses how the American press corps handled the lead up to the Iraq War and the subsequent turns and scandals in the conflict.

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Soprano Diana Damrau on "La Traviata"

German soprano Diana Damrau talks about taking on the challenges of the lead role in "La Traviata"—opposite Plácido Domingo—at the Metropolitan Opera. She just starred in the “Las Vegas” "Rigoletto" production by Michael Mayer.


Dale Maharidge on Bringing Mulligan Home

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge discusses his quest to find surviving members of his father’s WWII Marine Company and uncover their experience fighting in the Pacific. In Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, Maharidge tells the stories of men in their 70s and 80s who’d never spoken so openly and emotionally about the war that followed them home. The survivors show that the scars and demons of war remain for decades.

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Legendary Illustrators Celebrate MAD Magazine

Legendary illustrators Drew Friedman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth discuss the life and work of Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist, writer, and editor who was the founding editor and creator of the most important comics satire magazine in 20th-century America, MAD.

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