A Necessary War

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On today’s show, Ken Burns discusses his seven-part, 15-hour epic World War II documentary. Then, Alek Wek on how she fled the civil war in Sudan and eventually became an international supermodel. Also, we'll talk about a new movement that's trying to figure out a less harmful approach to controlling pests. And we get an update on The Great Turtle Race. Plus, Joy Behar dispenses advice on how to get through life’s rough patches.


Joy Behar, Ken Burns and Alek Wek

Ken Burns on “The War”

It took six years for Ken Burns to complete his new seven-part, 15-hour epic documentary, “The War.” This World War II documentary weaves interviews with ordinary Americans from four small towns with rare photos and footage. World War II is often referred to as “The Good War,” but the film ...

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From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

Born in the southern Sudan, Alek Wek knew only a few years of peace before she was caught up in civil war. She fled Sudan on foot and arrived in London, where she rose from young model to international supermodel. Her journey is recounted in Alek.

Alek is available for ...

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Greener Pest Control

Pesticides are known to harm wildlife, cause reproductive abnormalities, and are even associated with multiple forms of cancer in humans. There’s a movement afoot to figure out a less harmful approach to control roaches, termites, bedbugs, and other common household pests. Joining Leonard to discuss this movement are Jonathan Kaplan ...

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The Great Turtle Race Update

In April 2007, 11 female leatherback turtles equipped with satellite tags competed in The Great Turtle Race, a slow-speed race on their regular migration from Costa Rica to waters near the Galapagos Islands. Now, the disturbing news comes that four of the competitors have disappeared. It’s possible that their ...


Joy Behar on Coping With Life’s Challenges

Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” doesn’t have any advice of her own to dispense. Instead, she offers brief personal essays from more than 100 of her best friends including Tony Danza, Barbara Bush, and Larry King. The advice in When You Need a Lift ranges from the simple ...

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