- Newsmaker: The Murder of Journalist Daniel Pearl
A grisly videotape has proven that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by his abductors in Pakistan. President Bush says the incident has strengthened America's resolve to fight terrorism. But how often are journalists killed? How dangerous is their profession? Joel Simon, Deputy Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, has some surprising answers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Former Olympic Hero on "Olympic Aid" for International Refugees
Former gold-medallist Norwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in Olympic history. In 1999, he joined the IOC as part of the wave of reform. He's also founder of Olympic Aid, a humanitarian group that focuses on child refugees in countries devastated by war. While the controversies continue in Salt Lake City, the Olympic spirit is serious business for many athletes.
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Will the NFL find common ground on national anthem protests? National Football League team owners are meeting today to craft a unified message about political protest. Men and women athletes in other sports are protesting too. We hear how one man's refusal to stand for the flag has demonstrated the inseparable relationship between sports and politics.
Author Masha Gessen on the appeal of Putin and Trump Masha Gessen was born in Russia but emigrated with her parents to the United States. She returned in the early 1990s when political change was afoot. And since then, she’s become a leading observer - and critic - of Russian president Vladamir Putin. She fled Russia again in 2013. In this special podcast, Warren Olney talks with Gessen about her new book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia .
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