Looking Back

5 segments
On today's show: Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Ricks with the inside story behind General David Petraeus’s “gamble”—the surge. Plus, Dr. Abraham Verghese on his first novel, Cutting for Stone. Then, Tony Kushner talks about the 100th anniversary of Wandering Stars, a classic work by Sholem Aleichem. And our latest Underreported segments are about the release of a Pakistani nuclear scientist from house arrest and President Bush’s legacy in the worlds oceans.