"Taxi to the Dark Side," a film about American torture, just won this year's Oscar for Best Documentary. We'll talk with Alfred McCoy (A Question of Torture) who served as a consultant to the film, and Marnia Lazreg (Torture and the Twilight of Empire), who traces the roots of the Bush administration’s use of psychological torture back to the Algerian War.
- Alfred McCoy, professor of history at University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of "A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror," consultant for "Taxi to the Dark Side," Academy Award winning 2007 documentary
- Marnia Lazreg, professor of sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, author of "Torture and the Twilight of Empire: From Algiers to Baghdad"
- Daniel 3/5/08: "I am a regular listener to 'here on earth' and usually find the interchange between the guest(s) and Ms. Feraca to be fair and cordial. Today's program was very different. Professors Lazreg and McCoy were not allowed to develop their thoughts and even were interrupted by Ms. Feraca 'to defend the US'. I don't expect a host on WPR to 'defend the US' unless it is rhetorical in furthering the guest comments. This was an unusual performance my Ms. Feraca."