Reading the Fine Print

4 segments
On Today’s Show: Lawyer Philippe Sands on how a memo from Donald Rumsfeld set the stage for the Bush Administration’s circumvention of the Geneva Conventions, the Torture Convention, and international law. Then, historian Simon Schama on conflicting narratives in the lives of American historical figures. And, Tony Horwitz on what happened in the New World between Columbus’s sail in 1492 and the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions on our often confusing English language.