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Entanglements in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Iraq Frontline In "Losing Iraq," a 90-minute special premiering Tuesday, July 29, Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: How did we get here? What went wrong? And what happens now? (Courtesy of © STRINGER/IRAQ/Reuters/Corbis/PBS)

On today’s show: Sean Hemingway talks about his grandfather Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises for the Leonard Lopate Show Book Club! CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Maggie Gyllenhaal tells us about her role in the new SundanceTV miniseries “The Honorable Woman,”  a drama about the volatile politics of the Middle East. Michael Kirk discusses his Frontline documentary, “Losing Iraq,” which traces the role the United States has played from the 2003 invasion to the current violence—exploring how and why Iraq is now coming undone.

Seán Hemingway on The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway’s grandson discusses the quintessential story of the Lost Generation.

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America's Secret War Against the Soviets in Afghanistan

The story of the defeat of the Soviet 40th Red Army in Afghanistan, which proved to be the final battle of the Cold War, and was aided by U.S. intelligence.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's New Role Blends the Personal and Political

In the upcoming SundanceTV miniseries The Honorable Woman, she portrays Nessa Stein, whose personal life mirrors the volatile politics of the Middle East.

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America’s Role in the Unfolding Chaos in Iraq

Frontline examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq: How did we get here? What went wrong? And what happens now?

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Margot Adler at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art October 1, 2013

Tribute: Margot Adler

Reporter Margot Adler’s mellifluous voice has been heard on National Public Radio for 35 years, where she covered everything from budget cuts in education to the arts to Occupy Wall Street. She died yesterday at the age of 68, after battling cancer for three-and-a-half years.In addition to being ...

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