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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Leonard has spoken with Joseph Wilson, Robert Novak, and Matthew Cooper about "Plamegate." We hear from the woman at the very center of the scandal: Valerie Plame Wilson. She'll tell her side of the story. Then, a new biography of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz depicts him as a deeply unhappy man. Also, a deaf American recounts his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia. Plus, what one foreign correspondent learned during his 30 months on the ground in the West Bank.

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Valerie Plame Wilson

Valerie Plame Wilson Talks

Valerie Plame Wilson’s cover as a top CIA agent was blown in 2003 when Bush administration officials leaked her name to the media. Since then, she’s been at the center of "Plamegate," which has engulfed Washington and led to the conviction of Vice Presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. In ...

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Charles Schulz and Peanuts

The endearing Charlie Brown and his friends made Peanuts one of the most popular comic strips of all time. But according to a new biography, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, was a deeply troubled and unhappy man. David Michaelis sorted through personal papers and family archives to create a revealing portrait ...

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A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

Josh Swiller spent two trying years as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia. He's also deaf. In Mr. Swiller's new book, The Unheard, he writes about the joys and challenges he experienced as a deaf American working in a run-down health clinic and living in an impoverished village.

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In the West Bank with Palestinians and Israelis

Foreign correspondent Philip Winslow spent 30 months in the West Bank with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). While there, he observed the routine violence, humiliation, and victimization faced by both Palestinians and Israelis. In Victory for Us Is to See You Suffer, Mr. Winslow attempts to show ...

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