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Monday December 29, 2003 



Robert Greenwald: Robert Greenwald has executive produced and/or directed 49 television movies, miniseries and feature films, and is the executive producer of the compelling 2002 documentary, "UNPRECEDENTED," about the stealing of the 2000 presidential election in Florida. Accepted to more than 50 film festivals in the past year, "UNPRECEDENTED" has been seen around the country and is currently running on the Sundance Channel.

In 2002, Greenwald formed a publishing company, RDV Books, with Danny Goldberg and Victor Goldberg. In association with Akashic Press, RDV released its first publication, "It's A Free Country," on September 11, 2002. The book is a collection of writings on the eroding state of civil liberties since 9/11. In 2003, RDV published "September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows," about that group's work against vengeance.

Also in 2002, Greenwald and Mike Farrell started "Artists United," a group of actors and others opposed to war in Iraq, which continues to work toward publicizing progressive causes.

Greenwald is the 2003 recipient of awards and honors for his political work by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California; the L.A. chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; and by Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is on the Board of Directors of "A Place Called Home," a Los Angeles program for at-risk youth; and of the Venice Community Housing Corporation. He's an advisor to the organization "Homies Unidos," a gang violence intervention program.

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Tuesday December 23, 2003 



Harry Helms: On March 11, 2002, the Washington Post reported that a secret, parallel "shadow government" had been activated in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. According to the Post, over 100 secret civilian managers of the federal government had been transported by helicopters on September 11 to secure underground shelters outside Washington. Each underground shelter contained enough food, water, medicine, power generation facilities, and other supplies to let it function for over three months completely sealed off from the outside world.

The Post reported that teams of federal executives were being rotated at 90-day intervals to live and work in the underground facilities. They remained sealed inside for the duration of their assignments; they were not allowed to bring their families and, in fact, could only say they were on a "business trip." Those managers would be the ones running America if a catastrophic terrorist attack (such as a nuclear weapon) wiped out the civilian leadership in Washington.

With "Inside the Shadow Government: National Emergencies and the Cult of Secrecy". Harry Helms, an electronics expert who has published widely on both civilian and covert radio, comes across neither as a conspiracy theorist nor as a militia member holed up inside a Montana bunker, but as a serious thinker who has done his homework. This is a work of history, not wild speculation, for facts, after all, are more shocking, and frightening, than fiction.

Helms carefully traces the history of the U.S. government's emergency backup plans: Their World War II inception, their growth during the Cold War, their procedures and facilities, and how they changed after September 11. Of the most concern is the government's plans for declaring martial law in case of widespread civil disturbance, taking over the media (more so, at least, than the corporations have already done), and arresting, or even killing, American civilians without due process (which has precedent with FDR's interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and which the recent protests in Miami have shown are all too likely to happen again).

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Monday December 22, 2003 




Jon Meacham: Jon is the managing editor of Newsweek Magazine.

His new book, "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship" has been described as the fullest portrait to date of the complex friendship and emotional connection between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the two men who led the Allies to victory in World War II. Meacham will also make correlations between them and the relationship of Bush and Blair today.

A great admirer of these two epic figures since childhood, for the last four years Meacham immersed himself in volumes of Churchill and Roosevelt scholarship, sought interviews with the remaining witnesses to the lives of these two giants and has re-created the relationship between Roosevelt and Churchill, day by day, on every one of the 113 historical days they were together. Meacham chronicles the moments they spent deciding the course of World War II - where the Allies would land, which would control the atomic bomb, and what kind of world would emerge from the conflict. Amid cocktails, cigarettes and cigars, Roosevelt and Churchill met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Tehran, talking to each other of war, illness, and family.

"Franklin and Winston" is a psychological portrait of their alliance: what they thought of each other and how each tried to manage and influence the other. It is also the story of their marriages and their families, two fascinating clans caught up in the greatest global conflict in history. Drawing on new research from interviews with the few surviving people who spent time in Roosevelt and Churchill's company to unpublished letters of FDR's great love Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd to previously untapped archives, Jon Meacham has written the definitive account of this remarkable and historic friendship.

Of "Franklin and Winston", Tom Brokaw said "This is at once an important, insightful and highly entertaining portrait of two men at the peak of their powers who through their genius, common will and uncommon friendship saved the world."

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Friday December 19, 2003 




Eleanor Vast-Binder and David Livingstone:

What could be more un-American than that election-hijacking, economy-wrecking, war-mongering chimp George W. Bush? What could be more All-American than thirteen beautiful young women, exercising their first amendment right to thumb their nose at our bozo president? Clearly, these two opposing forces were bound to collide, and they do so beautifully in the lustrous, glossy color pages of this thirteen-month REGIME CHANGE COUNTDOWN CALENDAR! Each day counts off the number of days remaining until the moving vans pull up to the White House. And each month's pages are liberally lavished with facts 'n' figures about the failures of the Shrub administration.

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Thursday December 18, 2003 


Christpoher Scheer : Christopher is the managing editor of AlterNet.org, an extremely popular news and commentary website. He has written screenplays for Oliver Stone and previously worked for the San Francisco Examiner. Christopher is the co-author of the new book "The 5 Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq." His co-authors are #1) renowned journalist and author and Christpher's dad, Robert Scheer and Lakshmi Chaudhry a senior editor at AlterNet.org.

The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq is an insightful and incisive primer exposing the bullying and mendacious misinformation campaign George Bush's White House used to secure the support of Congress, the media and a majority of Americans for a preemptive invasion and occupation of Iraq.

From the enormous bait-and-switch operation that, within hours after the collapse of the World Trade Center, tried to link Al Qaeda with Saddam Hussein, to the clumsy attempts by the U.S. military to pacify, reconstruct and democratize a complex Muslim nation on the other side of the world, this important book razes the house of cards upon which our foreign policy has been built since 9/11.

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Friday December 12, 2003 

Ellen Mariani and Phillip J. Berg:

Mrs. Mariani is suing President Bush and other government officials, contending their negligence of airport security resulted in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The wrongful death lawsuit by Ellen Mariani, whose husband, Louis Neil Mariani, was a passenger in the plane that hit the south tower, was described by her lawyer as part of her campaign to "get to the truth of what happened on Sept. 11." "We just don't believe the federal government has been honest with us," said Philip J. Berg, a Lafayette Hill lawyer and former gubernatorial candidate.

In December 2001, Mariani filed one of the first Sept. 11-related lawsuits, an action in federal court in Manhattan against United Airlines maintaining that United's poor security led to the hijacking of Flight 175 shortly after it took off from Boston's Logan International Airport. Since then, Mariani has become known as an outspoken critic of efforts to limit discovery of the causes of the Sept. 11 hijackings, often to the consternation of her lawyers, government officials and some survivors.

Though Louis Neil Mariani, 58, a retired sales coordinator for H.P. Hood, died without life insurance and left little money, his wife has decided to forgo the money of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. The suit seeks unspecified money damages. "Her position is that they are not going to buy her out," Berg said. Within weeks of 9/11, Congress created the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, which aids family members of the people who died in the terrorist attacks. Payments to the families of victims have ranged from $250,000 to $6.6 million, with the average award being $1.6 million. Awards are primarily based on a victim's age, earnings potential and family status.

Berg said Mariani also has retained him to take over her suit against United Airlines in New York, pending before U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein. "I think she felt her prior attorneys were trying to sell her short," Berg said, adding that Mariani was referred to him by a local radio talk-show host who was interviewing her. In addition to President Bush, Mariani's lawsuit also names Vice President Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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To contact Philip J. Berg, call 1-610-825-3134, or write 706 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1711, or email PJBLAW@aol.com

Thursday December 4, 2003 




Bernard Wasserstein : Bernard Wasserstein is Professor of History at the University of Chicago and a Fellow of the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. He has previously taught at the University of Glasgow, Oxford University, and Brandeis University.

He was born in London in 1948 and educated at Oxford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Wasserstein's many books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Hebrew, Arabic, Romanian, and Chinese.

Among his previous books are Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City and The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln, both published by Yale University Press. His acclaimed Vanishing Diaspora: The Jews in Europe Since 1945, provoked impassioned debate with its forecast of the demise of European Jewry. He is a frequent broadcaster and contributor to the press. His articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, and many other publications.

In his new book, Bernard Wasserstein, as of this fall a professor of history at the University of Chicago and one of our most distinguished writers on Jewish history, offers a concise interpretation of the historical and contemporary realities of the conflict in the Middle East.

In ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?, Bernard Wasserstein challenges the conventional view of the struggle as driven primarily by irrational ethnic and religious hatreds. Instead, he focuses on largely neglected forces that have shaped politics in the region over the past century and that will determine its future. He argues that Israelis and Palestinians live in "Siamese-twin societies": However much they may wish to, neither can escape the presence and unfolding influence of the other.

"Beneath the surface," Wasserstein writes, "little-noticed but fundamental changes are taking place that must compel both sides, nolens volens, sooner or later, to reconfigure their tortured but inseparable relationship." He analyzes "a movement of underlying forces that, like shifting tectonic plates, are propelling Israeli-Palestinian relations closer and faster towards rapprochement than may appear at first sight from recent, terrible events."

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Thursday November 27, 2003 

Nikki Hartman: Miami Herald - Nov. 20, 2003 - Sporadic clashes between rolling squads of protesters and a muscular task force of police flared Thursday through the heart of Miami, but the vast majority of demonstrators found peaceful ways to express their grievances against a proposed free-trade pact. Nikki Hartman, 28, was bleeding from the head after being struck by pellets fired by police on Biscayne Boulevard late in the day. Click here to read more.

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Thursday November 6, 2003 



Toby Dodge : Toby Dodge is a senior research fellow at the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation at the University of Warwick, England, and an associate fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London. His new book is titled "Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied"

He has acted as a consultant on Iraq for ABC News and has written for the Guardian. He is coeditor, with Stephen Simon, of Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change and, with Richard Higgott, of Globalisation and the Middle East: Islam, Economics, Society, and Politics.

"If we think there is a fast solution to changing the governance of Iraq," warned U.S. Marine General Anthony Zinni in the months before the United States and Britain invaded Iraq, "then we don't understand history." Never has the old line about those who fail to understand the past being condemned to repeat it seemed more urgently relevant than in Iraq today, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the Iraqi people, the Middle East region, and the world. Examining the construction of the modern state of Iraq under the auspices of the British empire -the first attempt by a Western power to remake Mesopotamia in its own image -renowned Iraq expert Toby Dodge uncovers a series of shocking parallels between the policies of a declining British empire and those of the current American administration.

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Monday November 3, 2003 



Paul Krugman: A galvanizing new work from America's leading economic critic, "The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century" is a book that will set the terms of the political debate for years to come. No one has more authority to call the shots the way they really are than Paul Krugman, whose provocative New York Times columns are keenly followed by millions. One of the world's most respected economists, Krugman has been named America's most important columnist by the Washington Monthly and columnist of the year by Editor and Publisher magazine.

In this long-awaited work containing Krugman's most influential columns along with new commentary, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, how fiscal responsibility collapsed. From his account of the secret history of the California energy crisis to his devastating dissections of dishonesty in the Bush administration, Krugman tells the uncomfortable truth about how the United States lost its way. And he gives us the road map we will need to follow if we are to get the country back on track. "If I had a tenth of Paul Krugman's brain and a twentieth of his courage, I'd be the happiest person on the face of the Earth."—James Carville

Krugman is the author or editor of 20 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. He is Professor of Economics at Princeton, where he regularly teaches the principles courses. He received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from MIT. Prior to taking his current position he taught at Yale, Stanford, and MIT. He also spent a year on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1982-3.

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Thursday October 30, 2003 

Nigel Hamilton : Historian Nigel Hamilton, author of the best selling JFK: Reckless Youth, reconstructs Bill Clinton's background and career with profound psychological insight and narrative skill in the first comprehensive biography of the nation's 42nd President in "Bill Clinton: An American Journey - Great Expectations", the first of a two-volume series.

Behind the closed doors of the house on the hill above Park Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the struggle between Clinton's stepfather and mother became ultimately unbearable, causing Virginia to move out and divorce Roger Clinton. Dreading confrontation, Bill Clinton excelled in almost every field save athletics. But the fabled success of the scholarship boy would be marred by the decisions he came to make regarding Vietnam and military service-choices that haunt him to this day.

Yet, always, there is a curse, a drive toward personal self-destruction - and with that the destruction of all those who are helping him on his legendary path. Imbued with sympathy, deep intelligence, and the storyteller's art, this extraordinary biography helps us, at last, to understand the real Bill Clinton as he stumbles and withdraws from the 1988 presidential nomination race but enters it four years later, to make one of the most astonishing bids for the presidency in the twentieth century.

Nigel's first major biography, The Brothers Mann, was critically acclaimed both in Britain and the United States, as was Monty, his three-volume official biography of the legendary World War II commander Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, which won the Whitbread Prize and Templer Medal.

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Tuesday October 28, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Russ Kick: What do CNN, your history teacher, and the White House have in common? All of them have kept some important facts from you.

In these pages, a line-up of investigative reporters, media critics, independent researchers, academics, ex-government agents, and other experts blows away the smoke and smashes the mirrors that keep us confused and misinformed." You'll learn disturbing hidden facts about the diamond trade, child protective services, government-sponsored anti-drug ads, the Orwellian PATRIOT Act, fluoridation, the Resurrection story, Mormon racism, the CIA's nuclear dreams, the malleable definition of "terrorism," the forgotten personal lives of great scientists, the murky death of a leading microbiologist, and much more.

Editor Russ Kick digs up neglected information regarding the September 11 attacks, including: • Some of America's highest officials have admitted that the attacks could have been prevented • A Senator has said that at least one foreign country actively aided the 9/11 terrorists • Even more hijackings were planned for that day • A Taliban emissary warned the US and the UN about the attacks • Four cameras filmed the plane hitting the Pentagon, but none of these videos has been released.

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Thursday October 23, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Molly Ivins: She tried to warn us: With the publication of Shrub in early 2000, syndicated columnist Molly Ivins detailed George W. Bush’s privileged rise and disastrous reign as governor of Texas in the mid- to late ‘90s.

In Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America, she looks at his first term as president. The picture she paints is unremittingly bleak—unless, of course, you’re a big campaign donor well served by Bush’s prescription for all economic ills (deregulation, tax cuts for those who need them least, and lax enforcement of worker and environmental safety standards). As the only president in U.S. history to slash taxes and go to war simultaneously, Bush wins consistently low marks from Ivins for pursuing "crony capitalism" to its inevitably depressing extremes.

Ivins does a good job of building on what’s already been written (proving Bush’s close ties to former Enron chief Ken Lay, and laying out the fundamentalist, apocalyptic view of Iraq and the Middle East that drives Bush’s foreign policy). Ivins is particularly good in taking arcane federal regulations and showing how the Bush administration’s lax oversight has hurt ordinary Americans, making their jobs, homes, water, and food less safe. Ivins is no distanced observer. She’s clearly incensed by Bush’s policies, but her reporting is so detailed and writing so witty that even those who come to the book undecided about Bush will likely be outraged by the time they finish it.

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Wednesday October 22, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Donna Rosenthal: This book was born when a CNN producer told the author: "Our viewers are confused. We have footage of Jews who look like Arabs, Arabs who look like Jews. We have black Jews, bearded 16th century Jews and sexy girls in tight jeans. Who are these people?"

Despite the avalanche of news from Israel, few people know much about modern Israelis. Find out from award-winning journalist Donna Rosenthal who explores the "other Israeli" in her new book "The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land". The Israelis finally shows these spectacularly diverse people as they see themselves: trying to lead ordinary lives in an abnormal country. They live with exploding buses, but Israeli youth are also the worlds' biggest MTV fans and their heroes are former soldiers who've built the world's second Silicon Valley. You'll meet the Israeli Bill Gates and the third wife of a Bedouin who watches Oprah. Then there are the women combat officers who serve in the world's only country that drafts women.

From battlefields to bedrooms to boardrooms, you'll meet an astounding mix of Israelis - devoutly traditional and radically modern. Discover the colliding worlds of these Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze whose country -- smaller than New Jersey -- captures the lion's share of the world's headlines. Interweaving hundreds of personal stories with intriguing new research, The Israelis presents the country the way its own people see it. Lively, irreverent, and always fascinating, it's one of the most original books about Israel in decades.

A winner of two Lowell Thomas awards (for Best Investigative Reporting and Best Adventure Travel Writing), Donna has visited more than sixty countries.

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Monday October 20, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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David Kang and Victor Cha: The regime of Kim Jong-Il has been called "mad," "rogue," even, by the Wall Street Journal, the equivalent of an "unreformed serial killer." Coming to the issues from different perspectives - Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures Victor Cha and David Kang step back from the sometimes hysterical tone of daily newspaper coverage and cable news commentary and offer a reasoned, rational, and logical debate on the nature of the North Korean regime.

Their analysis provides a workable framework for constructive policy that should be followed by the United States, Japan, and South Korea. What will happen now that North Korea has confessed to having nuclear weapons? Will the US be forced into bilateral negotiations? Is there any chance North Korea will disarm, or will they choose to sell their weapons to another adversarial state? Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang, top experts on the politics of the Korean Peninsula, come at the issues from different perspectives-Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures.

Cha and Kang have had extensive media experience, including appearances on such radio and television programs as: "Lou Dobbs Moneyline," "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," "Nightline," "To the Point," "Air Talk," "The Connection," and "Morning Edition." Their opinion editorials have appeared in The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times , The Washington Post , and The New York Times. In "Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies", they refute a number of misconceptions and challenge much faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, most important, the idea that North Korea is an irrational nation. Cha and Kang contend that however provocative, even deplorable, the North's behavior may at times be, it is not incomprehensible or incoherent.

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Wednesday October 15, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Bethany McLean: Despite enormous media coverage of the Enron scandal, the definitive story of the company's astonishing rise and fall comes alive for the first time in this gripping narrative, by two award-winning Fortune magazine reporters.

The Smartest Guys in the Room is based on far more documentation than any previous book about Enron - private e-mails, personnel files, executive calendars, court records, internal memos and presentations, board minutes, and much more. It also draws on far more interviews with key players than any other book - hundreds of interviews with everyone from top executives to secretaries, as well as people at dozens of outside organizations that interacted with Enron over the years. Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind have used their well-placed sources, many of them exclusive, to lead readers behind closed doors and deep into Enron's past.

This book finally pierces the veil of secrecy that has surrounded the company's inner workings and corrupt culture. It's about much, much more than crooked business deals. More than anything else, The Smartest Guys in the Room is a human drama about what really drove a fascinating array of characters, most of whom have been falsely depicted as cardboard villains from central casting. It's about Ken Lay's deep fear of conflict; Jeff Skilling's inability to admit mistakes; Andy Fastow's fundamental insecurities; Rebecca Mark's need to prove herself in a male-dominated world; Lou Pai's obsession with strippers; and countless other hidden motivations -- far beyond simple greed.

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Thursday October 9, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Tucker Carlson : Proclaimed by New York magazine as the pundit most likely to succeed in these Bushian years, political pundit Tucker Carlson anchors the right side of CNN's Crossfire aisle. Carlson cracks sharp and wise on all things Washington with the acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight that have made him a beloved conservative commentator.

In his first book, the genial co-host details his adventures in the political business and in television, from the enlightening to the downright hilarious. Given Carlson's conservative label, some readers may be wary. That would be a mistake. Politicians is not about bashing liberals (indeed, Carlson admits that his Ober-liberal cohost James Carville is "one of my favorite people"), but about the colorful and at times irreverent people who make politics so interesting-and entertaining.

The author reserves his criticism for stuffy politicians who take themselves too seriously, and he lavishes praise on those who make good on-air guests. Among these is the convicted former Ohio congressman, James Traficant, "because he was willing to appear on television drunk." Carlson's montage is packed with golden political nuggets ("if you're going to be shallow, I've always thought you'd better be amusing") as well as the secret to his success (just let people talk and they will tell you everything you need to know) and funny glimpses behind the scenes at live TV, including the producer from hell, the "seven forbidden words" on television and "easy turns," the "publicity hounds" without whom, he says, talk shows could not exist.

At times, it's difficult to tell if Carlson is being serious or pulling your leg, but that is part of his charm. Anyone with a sense of humor will find this chronicle thoroughly enjoyable, as Tucker recalls his climb to his current TV position, which included formative time spent on the CNN show Spin Room. In the process, we learn how cutthroat the television world is. Carlson's debut covers his beat with equal parts hilarity and insight in a jocular review that both exposes and defends the absurdity that underlies the world of politics.

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Tuesday October 7, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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David Corn: In The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception - a steely and scathing indictment of the president and his advisers - Corn, the Washington editor of "The Nation" magazine and a FOX News Channel contributor, reveals and examines the deceptions at the heart of the Bush presidency. In a stunning piece of journalism, he details and substantiates the many times Bush and his aides have knowingly misled the American public to advance their own interests and agenda.

The Lies of George W. Bush is no partisan whine. It is a carefully constructed, well-developed, and convincing fact-driven account that shows how Bush has consistently relied upon duplicity to wage political and policy battles. The book covers lies Bush told as a presidential candidate ("I have been very candid about my past"); in his first days in office ("We pulled back [the arsenic standard] so that we could make a decision based upon sound science"); while selling a war to the American people ("Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised"); and as a crusader for tax cuts ("Tax relief for everybody . . . while still reducing our national debt and funding important priorities").

Corn explains with wit and style how Bush managed to get away with it, and he explores the dangerous consequences of White House deceit in a perilous age. Corn has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, The New Republic, Mother Jones, Washington Monthly, Slate, Salon, and many other publications. He has long been a political commentator on television and radio and has appeared on a number of political news shows, including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Crossfire, Washington Week in Review, and Hardball, and is a regular on NPR's Diane Rehm Show.

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Thursday October 2, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Benjamin R. Barber: In this hard-hitting book, Benjamin R. Barber-one of the world's most inspiring voices on behalf of democratic citizenship-marshals American political and diplomatic history to lambast the Bush administration's attempt to fight fear (of terrorism) with fear (of "preventive" war).

Barber examines the controversial issues that underlie both the Cold War theory of containment and deterrence and the dilemmas faced by America today. He argues forcefully against unilateralism, nuclear deterrence, and reliance on military solutions. And he inveighs against the tendency of recent administrations to confuse the spread of McWorld-that seductive blend of free-market ideology and American brands-with the spread of democracy. Barber argues for an America that promotes cooperation, multilateralism, international law, and pooled sovereignty.

For as law and citizenship alone secure liberty within nations, law and citizenship alone can secure liberty among them, freeing them from fear. He writes frequently for Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, Le Nouvel Observateur, Die Ziet, and many other scholarly and popular publications in America and Europe. He was a founding editor and for ten years editor-in-chief of the distinguished international quarterly POLITICAL THEORY. He holds a certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.A. and Doctorate from Harvard University.

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Tuesday September 30, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Peter Hart: In The Oh Really? Factor, Peter goes head-to-head with Bill O'Reilly, shredding Fox News's most famous shredder and wringing the spin from the No Spin Zone. With his show commanding an average nightly audience of 3.1 million, O'Reilly's success is beyond question. However, his positions, and the spurious evidence with which they're shored up, have proven controversial. O'Reilly chalks up his success to distinguishing himself from the pack of media mavens as a man of "straight talk" delivering the facts.

But has O'Reilly done his homework? Is the reigning king of cable news the "equal-opportunity provocateur" he claims to be? In The Oh Really? Factor Hart presents a laundry list of deceitful positions O'Reilly concocts nightly. Despite his outspoken support for Bush's tax cuts and a war with Iraq, and his attacks on everything from National Public Radio to "welfare mothers," O'Reilly fashions his program, The O'Reilly Factor, as "without an agenda or any ideological prejudices." O'Reilly has styled himself as a straight-shooting man of the people, wary of the conservative label with which liberals would tag him.

In The Oh Really? Factor, brimming with examples of O'Reilly's error, contradiction, and hard-right political tilt, Hart exposes the No Spin Zone as little more than clever marketing. To do this Hart simply checked the facts. The Oh Really? Factor reflects hundreds of hours of research, fact checking, and analysis of the same evidence O'Reilly uses to support his claims.

The Oh Really? Factor plainly refutes O'Reilly's conclusions as grounded not in fact, but in the same smug spinning the show ridicules. PETER HART is the activism director of FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), the national media watch group. Hart, a seasoned lecturer on community-group and campus circuits, weekly cohosts and produces FAIR's syndicated radio show, CounterSpin. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the Associated Press wire and has appeared as a guest on NBC Nightly News, and-yes, The O'Reilly Factor.

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Friday September 26, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Robert Spencer: This gripping account by the author of Islam Unveiled reveals the motivations, goals, and actions of radical Muslims in the United States and around the world, and details why the clash of civilizations -- which many would rather ignore -- is already upon us. Spencer's trenchant analysis gets to the heart of the real issues:

  • Why have moderate Muslims been unable to stop the spread of violent Islam?
  • Why has the Islamic community in the U.S. failed to disavow terrorism and condemn the 9/11 attacks with a clear voice?
  • Is jihad really a spiritual struggle? The traditional Muslim thinkers who definitively refute this notion -- and argue that all Muslims must wage physical war against non-Muslims
  • Why the threat of violent jihad around the world is growing daily, despite claims that Islam is a "religion of peace"

Onward Muslim Soldiers explodes the fashionable myth of "Islamic tolerance" and refutes the half-truths and distortions about jihad concocted by American Muslim groups and their allies. Going straight to Muslim sources, Spencer proves that, despite the denials from American Muslims and the soft-pedaling of so-called "experts," the traditional Islamic concept of jihad does sanction -- even require -- violence against non-Muslims. While many Muslims today ignore these exhortations to violence, radical Islamists are using them successfully to recruit members worldwide. Click Here to purchase "Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West" at Amazon for just $19.57 You Save: $8.38 (30%)

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Thursday September 25, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Gerald Posner: Since 9/11, one important question has persisted: What was really going on behind the scenes with intelligence services and government leaders during the time preceding the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks?

After an eighteen-month investigation that uncovered explosive new evidence through interviews and in classified documents, Gerald Posner reveals much previously undisclosed information, such as the identity of two countries that might have had foreknowledge that a terrorist attack was scheduled for September 11 on U.S. soil

In a dramatic narrative, Why America Slept exposes the frequent mistakes made by law enforcement and government agencies, and demonstrates how the failures to prevent 9/11 were tragically not an exception but typical. Along the way, by delving into terror financing, the links between far-flung terror organizations, and how the United States responded over the years to other attacks,

Posner also makes a damning case that 9/11 could have been prevented. Why America Slept lays to rest two years of conjecture about what led up to the worst terror attacks in America's history. This breakthrough book presents an infuriating review of how incompetence and misplaced priorities made America an easy target for terrorists.

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Tuesday September 23, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Clyde Prestowitz: Has America turned its back on the world? In Rogue Nation, Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute, answers this question in a timely and wide-ranging criticism of our country's foreign policy. Already, the book has received accolades from such renowned experts as Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Soros, Joseph Nye and former WTO Director Peter Sutherland.

Prestowitz's argument is all the more provocative since he is a conservative who served as counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration. Rogue Nation is not an argument against American dominance or the exercise of American power. It's an argument against stupidity, arrogance and ignorance in the exercise of power.

A man of impeccable conservative credentials, Prestowitz directly challenges the new orthodoxy on the right - that the U.S. should aggressively pursue its own interests regardless of what others may think. The term "rogue nation," formerly reserved for outlaw countries, is increasingly applied to the United States. It is used now not only by enemies, but by people and nations who have been steadfast friends.

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Friday September 19, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Congressman Ron Paul: Mr. Paul enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. First elected to Congress in 1976, Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.

He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

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Wednseday September 10, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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James Bovard: Jim Bovard takes on President Bush, the war on Iraq, Homeland Security, and the end of liberty in another blistering look at Washington with his newest and most powerful book to date, "TERRORISM AND TYRANNY: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil."

Bovard has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest among many others. He is one of Washington's most controversial journalists and numerous Beltway Insiders, including the FBI Director, DEA Chief, and many Cabinet Secretaries, have denounced his writings.

Of all those writing today on the events of our political leaders and the world around us, James Bovard is truly the most unbiased and least influenced by any one party. Bovard doesn't align with anybody's camp as he's happy to go after politicians of any party. One of his earlier books, Lost Rights, has become a classic of the anti-Big Government movement.

Bovard opens his book stating the war on terrorism is the first political growth-industry of the new millennium. Following the tragedy of 9/11, Americans were staunchly behind efforts to get those responsible. When the fight against terrorism dragged on and eventually led to the war in Iraq, many Americans became suspicious about our efforts and the President's power grabs. Bovard vivifies how the federal government is exploiting the terrorist threat to shred personal liberties - tapping Americans' email, siphoning up their financial records, and jailing over a thousand people based on suspicions of their terrorist ties.

With "Terrorism and Tyranny", Bovard places himself squarely at the top of the list of thought-provoking journalists when it comes to breaking down the decisions from Washington that effect not just all of America but the entire world.

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Monday September 8, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Jason Burke: Jason Burke is the award-winning Chief Reporter for 'The Observer', London. During his career, he has written articles for publications such as Talk Magazine and the Glove & Mail (London).

Not many reporters have firsthand experience of terrorist camps, but Burke... achieved it during the 2001 war in Afghanistan. His nuanced investigation into Islamic extremist groups benefits as a result; his depth of knowledge is clear as he paints a complex portrait of al-Qaeda and related groups.

Jason's book "Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror" stresses the fact that the term "Al-Qaeda", has become a convenient label misleadingly applied to a massive, diverse and disorganized global movement. The West, in fighting its 'War on Terror', continues to use the phrase 'Al-Qaeda' to represent that it believes to be a cohesive body of militant Islamic extremists with the like objective of causing destruction and terror. Burke seeks to expose the truth behind what we have come to know as 'Al-Qaeda'.

Burke has covered the Middle East and Southwest Asia for a decade, and saw many of the dey events described in this book at first hand. this is his first book.

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Tuesday September 4, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Robert Meeropol : Robert Meeropol was six years old in 1953 when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed after being convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union at the height of the McCarthy era. Just before they were put to death, the Rosenbergs wrote a letter to their two sons saying they were “secure in the knowledge that others would carry on after them.”

Robert Meeropol was six years old in 1953 when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed after being convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union at the height of the McCarthy era. Just before they were put to death, the Rosenbergs wrote a letter to their two sons saying they were “secure in the knowledge that others would carry on after them.” The Rosenbergs left their young sons a legacy that was both a burden and a gift, as well as an aching emotional void. Robert Meeropol grew up torn between the need to pursue his political values and his intense fear that personal exposure might subject him and his family to violence or even death.

An Execution in the Family details Robert Meeropol’s political odyssey from being the Rosenbergs’son to becoming a prominent political activist in his own right, and it chronicles a very personal journey of self-discovery. This is the story of how he tried to balance a strong desire to live a normal life and raise a family with a growing need to create something useful out of his childhood nightmare. It is also a poignant account of how, at age forty-three, he finally found a way to honor his parents and be true to himself.

Robert Meeropol is the founder and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children and the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. He has been a progressive activist, author, and speaker for thirty years. Since its founding in 1990, the RFC has provided for the education and emotional needs of both targeted activist youth and children in this country whose parents have been harassed, injured, jailed, lost jobs, or died in the course of their progressive activities. Robert Meeropol lives in Massachusetts with his family.

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Tuesday September 2, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Paul Sperry: Paul is the Washington bureau chief at WorldNetDaily.com, a position he previously held at Investor’s Business Daily, where he worked for 12 years. A Hoover Institution media fellow, his reports on national security issues have been picked up by virtually every major news agency in the world.

Sperry’s journalistic courage and integrity are backed by years of experience, including extensive reporting and editing on national affairs, economics, manufacturing, real estate, and general business coverage. Paul's new book is titles "Crude Politics: How Bush's Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism".

According to "Crude Politics", while the United States was still reeling from the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, Bush administration diplomats were resuming talks with Pakistani officials over gas and oil pipelines in Afghanistan. Ultimately, the U.S. seized the opportunity of the war-on-terror as a reason to oust the Taliban - the major obstacle blocking plans for the precious pipelines linking Caspian reserves to hot Asian markets. Indeed, the book documents how the Bush administration tailored the war on terrorism around oil interests in the Caspian region, and to a lesser extent, in Iraq.

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Friday August 29, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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2) Scott Ritter: His credibility underwritten by the fact that he spent seven years as a weapons inspector with Unscom, the UN Special Commission on Iraq, Scott is to be found widely quoted by bishops, politicians and the media. Ritter has spent the past two years loudly proclaiming that Iraq's stocks of biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction are negligible or non-existent, and that the country has no capacity to build new ones. As for an Iraq with nuclear weapons, this is a far distant prospect.

Scott's new book is titled Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America. It's no surprise that a book by Ritter, the outspoken former U.N. weapons inspector, would be controversial. Ritter first made headlines in 1998, when he resigned as a weapons inspector because of the inefficacy of the inspections, the failure of which he now blames on all parties involved-Iraq, the U.S. and the U.N. But the bulk of this book is devoted to the events of the past year, most notably his criticism of the U.S. war in Iraq. Before the war broke out in March, Ritter-widely considered to be a hawk for publicly blasting Richard Butler, the leader of the U.N. weapons inspections team-became an antiwar activist, even appearing before the Iraqi Parliament to appeal for peace.

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Wednesday August 27, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Gary Hart : Prior to his election as a United States senator from Colorado in 1974, he had never before sought public office. In 1984, he was the runner-up candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for president. uring 1970-1972, Hart managed Senator George McGovern's insurgent campaign for the presidency. He has also served as an appellate attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a special assistant at the U.S. Department of the Interior, and senior counsel to one of America's oldest international law firms, Coudert Brothers, where he helped pioneer the development of joint business ventures in Russia and in Central Europe.

Most recently, Hart co-chaired both the U.S. Commission on National Security/ 21st Century, which issued three public reports forecasting the age of terrorism and outlined a new, post-Cold War national security policy, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations task force on homeland security, which recently released its report "America—Still Unprepared, Still in Danger".

Gary Hart believes the United States is still woefully unprepared to intercept and respond to attacks on American territory. Like a latter-day Paul Revere, he is continuing to provide direction to both his party and his country in an age marred by terrorism. Click Here to visit Senator Hart's web site.

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Monday August 25, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Nancy Lessin and Charlie Richardson: Co-founders of "Military Families Speak Out", formed last fall to oppose the war with Iraq.

Galvanized to action by George W. Bush's inane and reckless "Bring 'em on" challenge to armed Iraqi's resisting occupation, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and other organizations based in the military community have launched "Bring Them Home Now", a campaign aimed at ending the U.S. occupation of Iraq and returning troops to their home bases

The mission of the Bring them Home Now campaign is to unite the voices of military families, veterans, and GIs themselves to demanding: an end to the occupation of Iraq and other misguided military adventures and an immediate return of all US troops to their home duty stations.

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Thursday August 21, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Stephen Kinzer : Fifty years ago this month, in a bold and far-reaching covert operation, the CIA overthrew the elected government of Iran.

Brimming with insights into Middle Eastern history and American foreign policy, All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror is an eye-opening look at an event whose unintended consequences-Islamic revolution and violent anti-Americanism-have shaped the modern world.

As the United States assumes an ever-widening role in the Middle East, it is essential reading.

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Friday August 22, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Joe Conason : Joe Conason is a well-informed journalist who has consistently relied on facts over gossip, research over innuendo and rationale over rhetoric. Anyone with a mind open to the truth (as opposed to reckless character assassinations masquerading as the truth) should read his work and take it seriously, as so many of us have over the years. His new book is titled, "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth."

Conason currently writes commentary for the New York Observer and Salon. He earned his stripes penning articles from around the globe for the Village Voice. Conason was the co-author, along with Gene Lyons, of the seminal book on the vast right-wing conspiracy, "The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton." Conason and Lyons write in the preface to "The Hunting of the President: The Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton"... "No president of the United States and no first lady have ever been subject to the corrosive combination or personal scrutiny, published and broadcast vilification, and official investigation and prosecution endured by William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton."

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Tuesday August 12, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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John Stauber : John is the Executive Director for the Center for Media and Democracy. He is also an investigative writer, public speaker and democracy activist. He founded the Center for Media & Democracy in 1993. Since high school in the 1960s, he has worked with public interest, consumer, family farm, environmental and community organizations at the local, state and national level.

He edits and writes for the Center's quarterly newsmagazine, PR Watch, and in collaboration with PR Watch Editor Sheldon Rampton he has co-authored three books, Toxic Sludge Is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry (1995); Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? (1997); and Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future (2001).

Before founding the Center, he worked for five years for the Foundation on Economic Trends, a Washington, DC nonprofit organization, researching possible health and economic impacts of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and organizing concerned citizens and farmers. Stauber is frequently featured, interviewed or quoted in media including the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN's Burden of Proof, Fox News Channel, and NPR's Marketplace. Born in 1953, he is married and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Thursday August 7, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Greg Palast:Greg Palast is investigative journalism at its best. No one has exposed more truth about the Bush Cartel and lived to tell the story.” Baltimore Chronicle

Greg won Britain’s highest journalism honors for his 1998 undercover investigation of influence peddling within Tony Blair’s cabinet – by Enron and other US corporations. He then turned his sleuthing skills on to the Bush money trail: uncovering for BBC and The Observer the uncomfortable truths of how the Bush Administration quashed investigations of Saudi financing of terror -- and Bush Sr.'s extraordinary methods for stuffing his bank account and his son’s campaign coffers.

Before taking up the pen for the The Observer and Guardian newspapers, Los Angeles-born Palast traveled the globe as expert investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. For the Chugach Natives of Alaska, he unearthed the doctored safety records that proved the Exxon Valdez disaster was an inevitability, not an accident. In Chicago, he bargained contracts for the United Steelworkers Union in Chicago, in Peru he helped found a consumer rights organization. Years ago, he guided the formation of an alliance linking Enron workers in Brazil and India. In 1988, Palast directed the government’s investigation of a US nuclear plant builder in which the jury awarded the largest racketeering penalty in US history.

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Friday August 1, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Greg Williams: When American missionary Greg Williams travels to the Philippines, he dreams of helping the starving children of the island nation. But his dreams turn into a nightmare when, within days of his arrival, he is taken hostage by an Islamic terrorist organization, Abu Sayyaf. Linked to Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network, the terrorists put a high price on the missionary’s head.

Greg is a former expert in the field of Hospital and Hotel Management. In 1996, he became a Christian missionary, traveled to the Philippines and lived through the events described in this book. After his escape, William’s stayed on in the Philippines and eventually married a Filipino member of his church. He and his family now live in Rockford, Illinois.

Imprisoned t the jungle camp, Williams is brutally beaten and ordered to turn over the name of someone who will pay for his freedom. But Williams knows no one in the Philippines and has no name to give. Realizing that he is marked for death, Williams turns to his religious beliefs to sustain him through the darkness. His deep faith helps him endure days of torture and nights of despair. However, just at the moment when his death seems certain, Williams is saved by an utterly remarkable and surprising turn of events.

More than just an adventure story, 13 Days of Terror is a gripping account of one man’s struggle to win his freedom. It is an inspirational tale of faith and brotherhood ultimately triumphing over brutality and evil.

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Tuesday July 29, 2003 | 8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific)
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Greg Thielmann : Greg Thielmann recently retired from a 25-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. His last position was Director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs Office in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This office provides intelligence support to senior officials and policy bureaus of the State Department and represents the Department within the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Thielmann has previously served on domestic assignment as: Deputy Office Director in the State Department's Office of German, Austrian, and Swiss Affairs; Special Assistant to Ambassador Paul Nitze (then Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State on Arms Control Matters); and State Department Adviser to the U.S. Delegation at the opening of the Geneva arms control negotiations on intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF). He was also a Congressional Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

Thielmann has received State Department awards for his performance as a senior manager and analyst of U.S. national security issues, his contributions to U.S.-Brazilian relations, his analyses of nuclear arms control issues, for his political reporting from Moscow, and for helping to formulate and implement U.S. INF policy. He received a U.S. Intelligence Community award for work on INR's Soviet Coup Task Force in 1991.

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Thursday May 1 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
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Norman Solomon: Norman Solomon is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy researchers and analysts. A nationally syndicated columnist since 1992, he has written ten books including Unreliable Sources (with Martin A. Lee) and The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media, which won the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

Solomon’s op-ed pieces on media and politics have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and most other major U.S. newspapers. He is an associate of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting).

THE UNITED STATES IS SELLING ANOTHER WAR. Acclaimed political analyst Norman Solomon and veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich explore the realities underlying arguments for and against the invasion of Iraq and illuminate ways U.S. media have helped market an unprecedented war.

  • Decoding the media: Solomon and Erlich cut through the spin, dissecting the tacit collusion between the Bush Administration and the news media.
  • The oil factor assessed in detail.
  • Uncensored voices of Iraqi people recently interviewed
  • Depleted uranium armaments: the health hazards this material poses both at home and abroad.
  • Key historic documents: President Bush's crucial prewar speech and the U.N. Security Council's pivotal resolution analyzed by leading policy experts.
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Monday April 28 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
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Alexandra Robbins : New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins is a journalist who was formerly on the Washington, DC staff of The New Yorker magazine. She has written for a variety of publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Chicago Tribune, Self, Washington Monthly, Time Digital, Salon, PC, Travel & Leisure, Tennis Week (a guest column defending Anna Kournikova's beauty), and the Journal of Popular Culture.

"Secrets of the Tomb" is based on interviews with more than 100 Bonesmen and has been called an Exposé of President George W. Bush's Secret Society. In 1999, at age 23, Robbins garnered attention and acclaim for being the reporter who successfully dug up George W. Bush's grades at Yale for The New Yorker. Robbins is currently at work on her third book, a look into a different kind of secret organization.

She has since appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including "The Today Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "CNN Daybreak," CBS's "The Early Show," "The Diane Rehm Show," "BBC Breakfast News," "MSNBC News," "Talk to America," "The Mike Barnicle Show," "NBC Newschannel" and "The Other Half."

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Friday April 25 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
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Niall Ferguson : Niall Ferguson is Professor of Political and Financial History at Oxford and Visiting Professor in Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The Cash Nexus, The Pity of War, Virtual History, and the award-winning House of Rothschild. He writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times and is a prolific commentator on contemporary politics.

The British Empire was the largest in all history, its reach the nearest thing to world domination ever achieved. By the eve of the Second World War, over a fifth of the world's land surface and nearly a quarter of the world's population were under some form of British rule. Yet for today's generation, the British Empire has come to stand for nothing more than a lost Victorian past--one so remote that it has ceased even to be a target for satire.

The time is ripe for a reappraisal. In this major new work of synthesis and revision, Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire should be regarded not merely as vanished Victoriana but as the very cradle of modernity. Nearly all the key features of the twenty-first-century world can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain's economy, population, and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth--economic globalization, the communications revolution, the racial make-up of North America, the notion of humanitarianism, the nature of democracy.

Displaying the originality and rigor that have made him the brightest light among British historians, Ferguson shows that far from being a subject for nostalgia, the story of the Empire is pregnant with lessons for the world today--in particular for the United States as it stands on the brink of a new kind of imperial power based once again on economic and military supremacy.

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Thursday April 24 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
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James Bamford: James Bamford is the author of The Puzzle Palace, a national bestseller when it was first published and now regarded as a classic. He was until recently Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and has written investigative cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

The National Security Agency is the world’s most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America’s spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling Puzzle Palace, James Banford reveals the NSA’s hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow.

Here is a scrupulously documented account–much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents–of the agency’s tireless hunt for intelligence on enemies and allies alike. Body of Secrets is a riveting analysis of this most clandestine of agencies, a major work of history and investigative journalism.

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Thursday April 3 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Joseph Braude: Twenty-eight-year-old Joseph Braude's expertise in Middle Eastern political, business, and cultural affairs has been tapped by governments and corporations for nearly a decade. He is a fluent Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew speaker, a conversant German speaker, and an experienced navigator through the cultures and infrastructures of the modern Middle East, as well as a devotee of the region's history and music.

His broad network of friends and colleagues among the Arab world's young generation holds particular value in a region where more than eighty percent of the population is under the age of thirty.

Born of a prominent Baghdadi Jewish family on his mother's side, he serves as Senior Analyst, Middle East and North Africa for Pyramid Research, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting firm that specializes in communications in the broadest sense. Some of his tasks have included helping an Arab country privatize its phone company, helping a multinational equipment vendor expand its market share in the Middle East, and helping a Western government hone its multimedia message to young people in the Arab world.

He studied Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University and Arabic and Islamic history as a graduate student at Princeton.

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Friday March 28th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

(No Picture of Craig available)

Craig Winn : Craig recently returned from face to face meetings with several terrorist organizations, says he has the keys to unlocking message from the recently released Osama bin Laden audio tapes. Winn understands what the “infidel” world is missing, including answering the question of why Osama did not even mention Al-Qaeda in the tape.

Winn traveled to terrorist camps and met with leaders of: Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, and Force 17 (Remarkably, Craig still corresponds with some of these contacts via email).

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Thursday March 20 | 7:00 - 8:00 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Daniel Ellsberg : In 1971, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told President Nixon that, "Daniel Ellsberg is the most dangerous man in America. He must be stopped at all costs."

SECRETS: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, is Ellsberg's first ever account of how he went from being one of the government's top secret keepers and cold warriors to becoming the foremost whistle-blower of the twentieth-century, effectively setting in motion the events that would lead to Nixon's impeachment and the end of the Vietnam war. In describing the profound change of conscience that spurred him to photocopy and release to the press the 7, 000 page top-secret study of US involvement in Vietnam (known as the Pentagon Papers), Ellsberg sheds light on his own historic act of truth-telling.

Daniel believes our current policies toward Iraq are as irrational as our policies in Indochina were a generation ago. In his own words, "I believe that an invasion of Iraq will increase the danger of terrorism to this country, and thus will be measured in American lives. Al-Qaida is a real threat to this country, and I believe the chance of al-Qaida getting weapons of mass destruction from Saddam will be greatly increased if we attack Iraq, by the spectacle of Muslims, civilians and military, being killed by the United States."
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Tuesday March 18 | 7:00 - 8:00 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest


Alex Jones : Featured on "Good Morning America," "20/20 Downtown," "60 Minutes," The Discovery Channel, A&E, Court TV and more, Jones appears on multiple stations across the country, and has been called, "an absolutely riveting television presence," by Patrick Beech of the Austin-American Statesman.

Mike Kelley, also of the Austin-American Statesman, said of Mr. Jones, "On television, he exudes so much energy that a viewer might almost expect bits of flesh to start flying from the screen."

Alex Jones was recognized as "Best Radio Host" in the 1999 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, "Best TV Host" in the 2001 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, "Best Mover and Shaker" in the 2002 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll. His website, www.infowars.com was voted "Best Webzine" in that same poll.

Click Here to visit Alex's Web Site.

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Friday March 7 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



David Frum : David s a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a contributing editor to National Review, a columnist for Canada's National Post newspaper, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph in Great Britain and to National Public Radio in the United States.

He is also the author of the new book, The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush. From January 2001 to February 2002, David Frum was special assistant to President Bush for economic speechwriting.

Frum was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960. He received a simultaneous BA and MA in history from Yale in 1982. He was appointed a visiting lecturer in history at Yale in 1986; in 1987, he graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Federalist Society.

Frum was an editor on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal from 1989 until 1992. In 1992-1994, Frum wrote the law column at Forbes magazine. Between 1994 and 2001, Frum was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research.

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Wednesday March 5 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Congressman Ron Paul: Mr. Paul enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. First elected to Congress in 1976, Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.

He is known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.

Click Here to visit Congressman Paul's "Project Freedom"Web Site. 

Monday March 3 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

Michelle Malkin: Michelle Malkin began her career in newspaper journalism a decade ago as an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News. She continued at the Seattle Times in 1996. Her column, now syndicated by Creators Syndicate, appears in about 100 papers nationwide. Malkin has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, The McLaughlin Group, The Lehrer Report, and 20/20. She is currently a Fox News commentator.

Invasion exposes how America continues to welcome terrorists, criminal aliens, foreign murderers, torturers, and the rest of the world's "undesirables." It reveals how our immigration authorities have granted citizenship or legal permanent residence to America-haters and brutal thugs. And it explains how misguided policies and overworked officials have encouraged criminals to enter our country, abuse our systems, and attack our citizens.

Click Here to visit Michelle's Web Site.

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Friday February 28 | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

Joyce Riley : R.N., BSN, Spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association

Ms. Riley served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and flew on C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. She now serves as spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association who's purpose is to provide education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families and to seek treatment for the illnesses that thousands of Gulf War veterans now suffer from. Ms. Riley and her husband, Dave "Riddell" vonKleist, who is a former radio announcer/talk show host and musician, reside in Versailles, Mo.

Click Here to visit Joyce's Web Site.

Click Here to visit the Gulf War Veteran's Web Site.

Wednesday February 26th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

(No Picture of Dilip available)

Dilip Hiro: Dilip Hiro is the author of...

  • Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians (Interlink),
  • Between Marx and Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (HarperCollins),
  • Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran After the Gulf Wars (Routledge),
  • War Without End: Rise of Islamist Terrorism and the Global Response
  • (also Routledge) and Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm (Nation Books), which has been described as a scrupulous and discerning vest-pocket contemporary history of Iraq from a writer with a well-earned reputation for evenhandedness.

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Tuesday February 25th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

(No Picture of Craig available)

Craig Winn : Craig recently returned from face to face meetings with several terrorist organizations, says he has the keys to unlocking message from the recently released Osama bin Laden audio tapes. Winn understands what the “infidel” world is missing, including answering the question of why Osama did not even mention Al-Qaeda in the tape.

Winn traveled to terrorist camps and met with leaders of: Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, and Force 17 (Remarkably, Craig still corresponds with some of these contacts via email).

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Monday February 24th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

Gabriel Grasso : Gabriel is one of the founders of the Las Vegas Civil War Roundtable They are a group of amateur historians, reenactors and CW buffs who get together once a month and fight the war all over again. On February 21, 2003 the movie "Gods & Generals" will be released and the Civil War will once again become a popular topic on TV and radio. Gabriel will discuss the most important event in American history, especially considering he believes there are definite parallels between what happened 140 years ago and what's happening today.

Gabriel is a 40 year old criminal defense attorney and member of the ACLU. He has tried over 100 felony jury trials to verdict both in Florida and Nevada I am also presenty counsel for the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas. He is a lifetime student of WWII, WWI and the Civil War. He has a BA in history, (Magna Cum Laude) from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA.His J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) is from the University of Miami. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and emigrated to the US when he was 4 years old.

Thursday February 20th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest


Alex Jones : Featured on "Good Morning America," "20/20 Downtown," "60 Minutes," The Discovery Channel, A&E, Court TV and more, Jones appears on multiple stations across the country, and has been called, "an absolutely riveting television presence," by Patrick Beech of the Austin-American Statesman.

Mike Kelley, also of the Austin-American Statesman, said of Mr. Jones, "On television, he exudes so much energy that a viewer might almost expect bits of flesh to start flying from the screen."

Alex Jones was recognized as "Best Radio Host" in the 1999 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, "Best TV Host" in the 2001 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll, "Best Mover and Shaker" in the 2002 Austin Chronicle Reader's Poll. His website, www.infowars.com was voted "Best Webzine" in that same poll.

Click Here to visit Alex's Web Site.

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Tuesday February 18th | 7:00 - 8:00 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms. In her new book, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, you will discover

  • how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic methodology in their classrooms.
  • how "school choice" is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.
  • how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child's future career plans and opportunities.
  • how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.

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Click Here to visit Charlotte's Web Site.

*We'll be giving away a copy of Charlotte's book today!*

Friday February 14th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Margaret Weitekamp: Margaret is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., and she offers valuable insight into the history of the NASA space program and assist in stories about the Columbia tragedy.

As the American Historical Association/NASA Aerospace History Fellow (1998), Weitekamp spent a year in residence at the NASA Headquarters History Office and interviewed active NASA astronauts and past NASA employees as an interviewer for the Discovery Channel Publications book “The Infinite Journey: Eyewitness Accounts of NASA and the Age of Space” (2000). Last year, she won the Aviation/Space Writers Award from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Margaret's upcoming book is "The Right Stuff the Wrong Sex: The Lovelace Woman in Space Program, 1959-1963", (The New Series in NASA History) The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

Click Here to read Margaret's latest article.

Thursday February 6th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest



Colonel David Hackworth: Hack's military career as a sailor, soldier and a military correspondent has spanned nearly a dozen wars and conflicts, from the end of World War II to the recent meltdown in the ex-Yugoslavia.

Hack is a regular guest on national radio and TV shows, and from 1990 to the end of 1996, he was Newsweek's contributing editor for defense. Besides his Newsweek cover stories and other reporting, he has been featured in magazines including People, Parade, Men's Journal, and has also been published in Playboy, Soldier of Fortune, Self and Modern Maturity. His column, Defending America, appears weekly in newspapers across America and on this site.

Hack is an advocate of military reform and a believer that the big fire power -- "nuke-the-pukes" -- solution won't work anymore, but that doesn't mean war will go away. He sees big and little fights ahead and urges military reform. He believes passionately that "America needs a streamlined, hard hitting force for the 21st century" and beyond.

Hack brings to his mission his unique experience acquired in almost 52 years of bouncing around hot and cold battlefields. He also brings an insider's view of the Pentagon and the military establishment made deadly current by input provided on a daily basis by serving warriors from around the globe. E-mail frequently brings him the word before the Pentagon gets it.

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Wednesday February 5th | 7:30 - 8:30 am (Pacific)
Today's Special Guest

Joyce Riley : R.N., BSN, Spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association

Ms. Riley served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and flew on C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. She now serves as spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association who's purpose is to provide education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families and to seek treatment for the illnesses that thousands of Gulf War veterans now suffer from. Ms. Riley and her husband, Dave "Riddell" vonKleist, who is a former radio announcer/talk show host and musician, reside in Versailles, Mo.

Click Here to visit Joyce's Web Site.

Click Here to visit the Gulf War Veteran's Web Site.

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