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Monday, March 03, 2008

Were the United States and Britain doomed from the start in Iraq? Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele believes so...because Western policymakers didn’t take into account Iraq’s unique historical experience. Then, rediscovering the life and work of New York muckraker Jacob Riis. Also, Terrance McKnight, the new host of WNYC’s Evening Music, shares his plans for this station’s nightly music mix. And on the eve of the March 4 primaries, States of the Union revisits Texas. Plus, a panel on what makes a best-selling children’s book!

Tune in for the latest in our Political Projections film series! Tomorrow - Tuesday, March 4 - we'll talk about how Hollywood has showcased American cynicism about politics. You can watch the films we've chosen and weigh in on the conversation.

Guests:

Terrance McKnight and Jonathan Steele

Why We’re Losing in Iraq

Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele believes that the United States and Britain lost the war in Iraq on the day they decided to occupy the country. In Defeat: Why America and Britain Lost Iraq, Mr. Steele argues that Western policymakers were doomed from the start because they didn't take into ...

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Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Champion of New York’s Poor

Jacob Riis is best known for his muckraking reportage and photographs of how New York’s tenement poor lived during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom set out to rescue Riis from his detractors and admirers alike in Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and ...

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Terrance McKnight: New Host of WNYC Evening Music

Terrance McKnight, formerly of Georgia Public Broadcasting, is the new host (debuting on March 3) of WNYC’s Evening Music, the station’s nightly classical musical program. He shares his plans for WNYC’s nightly music mix.
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States of the Union Update: Texas

Ross Ramsey, editor of Texas Weekly, comes back to tell us what's been going on in the Lone Star State in the weeks leading up to tomorrow's primary, for a special States of the Union update.

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What Makes a Best-Selling Children’s Book?

From the Goosebumps to the Harry Potter series, some children’s books become enormous best-sellers. Jean Feiwel, Senior Vice President and publisher of Fiewel and Friends and Square Fish Books, Diane Roback, Senior Editor of the children's section of Publisher’s Weekly, and Micha Hershman, a manager of Borders ...

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