In No Excuses, veteran Democratic consultant Robert Shrum reveals some of the personalities behind the politics. He tells stories from his days campaigning for Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, and John Kerry, and offers his advice to the 2008 Democratic candidates.
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Host Leonard Lopate lets you in on the best conversations with writers, actors, ex-presidents, dancers, scientists, comedians, historians, grammarians, curators, filmmakers, and do-it-yourself experts.
On today’s show: Sean Hemingway talks about his grandfather Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Maggie Gyllenhaal tells us about her role in the new SundanceTV miniseries “The Honorable Woman,” a drama about the volatile politics of the Middle East. Michael Kirk discusses his Frontline documentary, “Losing Iraq,” which traces the role the United States has played from the 2003 invasion to the current violence—exploring how and why Iraq is now coming undone.
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