April 11, 2003

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Friday, April 11, 2003


Lies of World War Two and more....

Reporter Casualties

This week, U.S. strikes on buildings housing reporters in Baghdad left three journalists dead, raising the total number of journalists killed in the war to 12. Press representatives from all over the world, as well as the Committee to Protect Journalists, have condemned the "reckless" American attacks. CPJ Acting Director ...


Going Solo

As the breaking stories of the war shift our attention from the deserts to the cities, many embedded reporters are facing the question of whether to leave their military posts. But un-embedded reporters say they have been repeatedly obstructed by coalition forces. Toronto Globe & Mail reporter Geoff York tells ...


Dispatch from an Embed, Week 6

After nearly a month of living in the desert with U.S. troops, NPR reporter John Burnett has arrived in Baghdad. He is still officially embedded, but says the parameters of that arrangement are quickly breaking down. John shares his reflections on the past five weeks - and his anticipation about ...


Central Message Command

Each morning, White House officials dial up fellow war planners in London and Qatar. The purpose of the conference call is to issue the Administration's official media message of the day. Terms are specified, and stories are outlined. Chicago Tribune reporter Bob Kemper joins Brooke to review the accomplishments of ...


Ads for Troops

When American troops stationed abroad turn on their TV's, they can watch many of the same shows we watch at home. But not the same ads. In their place, the Defense Department's American Forces Network airs its own unique style of advertising. Brian Montopoli wrote about the ads for the ...


Picturing the War

Thousands of people have died since bombs started falling in Iraq, but the photos that have appeared in American newspapers and magazines have been relatively bloodless. Is it possible to accurately portray the brutality of war without showing graphic images of death? Brooke talks with the New York Times' new ...


Shooting the War

For the past 20 years, Time Magazine photographer Anthony Suau has covered virtually every major war from the frontlines. But this time, he decided to document the war from the homefront. Suau tells Bob about the editorial filters that are shaping our perspective on the war, and about the ways ...


Reel Myths

At the same time that events on the battlefields of WWII were being documented by newspapers and radio, Hollywood was re-framing the wartime sentiments of the homefront. In his recent memoir - "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip"- film critic Richard Schickel examines the myths that wartime America built for ...


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