- Reporter's Notebook: Extreme Sports and Why People Do Them
A 59-year old Englishman has just completed seven marathons on seven continents-in a single week. An adventurous French woman arrived in Tahiti after windsurfing 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Peru in 89 days. Diana Nyad, host of public radio's Savvy Traveler, and a long-distance swimming record holder herself, considers the allure of extreme sports.
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Last Monday, suicide bombers brought Iraq its worst violence since President Bush declared the end of -major combat,- and yesterday, in the deadliest single attack on American forces since Iraq was invaded, 16 soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot down. Now, the Bush administration is talking less about progress and more about the risks and dangers that lie ahead. Could the current chaos have been predicted? Did intelligence agents fail to anticipate the hazards of occupation, or did policy makers pressure the CIA to report what they wanted to hear? We hear from journalists, former intelligence officers and scholars, and the creator of the Justice Department's Terrorism Unit.