To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
His critics called him a war criminal. Robert McNamara
himself has said the Vietnam War was a colossal mistake. So should
he take the blame for leading America's war in Vietnam? In this
hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, filmmaker Errol Morris
talks about war and morality... and his remarkable documentary about
Conservative hardliner Richard Perle is the
co-author (with David Frum) of "An End to Evil: How To Win
the War on Terror." Perle tells Steve Paulson that Iran is
harboring Al Quaeda people; that the U.S. should always be on
the side on people fighting for freedom and that his reputation
as "the Prince of Darkness" results from a case of mistaken
identity. Also, Errol Morris talks with Steve Paulson about
Robert McNamera who is the subject of his latest film,
"The Fog of War." McNamera was Secretary of Defense
during the Vietnam war. We also hear excerpts from the documentary.
George Crile is a producer for the CBS show
60 Minutes and the author of "Charlie Wilson's War."
He tells Jim Fleming how this Texas congressman almost singlehandedly
persuaded the U.S. government to fund the Afghan Mujahadeen in
their war against the invading Soviets.
Madeleine Albright tells Steve Paulson that
being the first female Secretary of State was more of a problem
within the U.S. than it ever was when she represented our interests
abroad; that she is proudest of her achievements in the former
Yugoslavia, and that she thinks the United States should act with
self-control and discretion because of its great power. Albright's
memoir is "Madame Secretary." Also, poet Naomi Shihab
Nye talks with Anne Strainchamps about the effects of the
violence in Iraq and the Middle-East on the children who see it
everyday. And she reads several of her poems. Her latest collection
of poems is called "19 Varieties of Gazelle."
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 04-01-25-A.
- Madeline Albright, Madam Secretary: a
memoir (Miramax Books)
- George Crile, Charlie Wilson's
- David Frum & Richard Perle, An End
to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror (Random House)
- Music Option after Errol Morris:
Cassandra Wilson w/ "The Good Life"
on "Lounge-a-Palooza" CD
After George Crile:
Hamza El Din w/ "Greetings"
on "A Wish" CD
- After Madeleine Albright: Hamid Baroudi w/ "Trance
Dance" on Putamayo's "World Lounge" CD
After Naomi Shihab Nye:
El-Funoun w/ "Miriam"
on "Zaghareed: Music from the Palestinian Holy Land"
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