Helicopters are falling in Baghdad, and making big headlines here at home. Why do chopper crashes resonate so loudly in the news? We parse the cultural significance of helicopters with reporter Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down.
Two images of combat surfaced in recent weeks, one recorded by the military and the other by a journalist. Do they lionize American soldiers or depict them as savages? Is documentation of war fundamentally an antiwar act? It seems the truth is ...
It’s that time of year again, when reporters pore over the president’s budget proposal, trying to make sense of it all. But economist and media critic Dean Baker says their stories amount to a lot of gobbledygook for all but the wonkiest of readers.
Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is known as “America’s Mayor.” But reporters who covered him as Gotham’s mayor know there’s more to Rudy than one day in the rubble. Newsday’s Ellis Henican and The Village Voice’s Wayne Barrett talk about covering Giuliani.
50-year Congressional veteran John Dingell (D-MI) took over leadership of the Commerce Committee last month. He tells us he’s none too happy with the FCC’s recent performance. And he plans to tell the commissioners why in a public hearing next week.
In the 28 years since the fall of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, a skeptical generation has come of age, too young to remember the horror of Pol Pot’s regime. Megan Williams reports on a new effort to help them understand those years in hell.