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Iraq's Health Care Meltdown

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

In Iraq's hospitals, there are not enough medicines to go around, and some patients have even been murdered in their beds. On today's Underreported: how Iraq's health care system is coping with the victims of daily violence there. Then, Vanessa Redgrave talks about the life and work of her late husband Tony Richardson. Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller pay tribute to murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. And we'll look into how tacit support of Saddam Hussein's chemical attacks in the 1980s has come back to haunt the West.

Guests:

Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave

Underreported: Iraq's Health Care Meltdown

What happens to the people who are gravely injured in the almost-daily attacks and bombings in Iraq? Iraq's health care system appears to be in a downward spiral. Hospital beds have been stolen, there are not enough medicines and equipment to go around, and some patients have even been murdered ...

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Underreported Update: Libya 6

Yesterday, the Libyan Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against the so-called Libya 6, the 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of deliberately infecting over 400 children with HIV in Libya. We've been following their case on Underreported for awhile, and today journalist Declan Butler explains yesterday's developments. ...

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Vanessa Redgrave on Tony Richardson

Vanessa Redgrave talks about the life and work of her late husband, filmmaker Tony Richardson. He helped to revolutionize film in 1960s Britain by his work with Woodfall Film Productions. Redgrave will be introducing a screening of Richardson's film The Charge of the Light Brigade as part of the Film ...

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Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller

Dutch director Theo Van Gogh was murdered in 2004 by a religious extremist. Now Steve Buscemi has paid tribute to the fallen filmmaker by remaking one of Van Gogh's films, "Interview." Leonard talks to Buscemi and one of the film's stars, Sienna Miller.

Weigh in: Have you seen Van Gogh's ...

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How the West Supported Saddam's Chemical Attacks

When Saddam Hussein killed thousands in a 1988 chemical attack on Kurdistan, America looked the other way. Joost R. Hilterman joins us to explain how that tacit support of the attack has come back to haunt the West. Hilterman's recent book is A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing ...

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