Like other wars, the war in Iraq has produced its share of medical miracles that help repay the sacrifices made by wounded veterans. But some involve high technology that is very expensive. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about some developments, who pays to make it available and how it's decided which veterans qualify. Also, civil rights cases are in the spotlight as President Obama closes in on a successor to Supreme Court Justice David Souter. On Reporter's Notebook, a film festival devoted to celebrating the successes and sacrifices of American soldiers.
War's Medical Miracles and Who Gets to Use Them
From this Episode:
How Soldiers are Memorialized in Popular Culture
During the early days of Hollywood and into the ‘50's, most war films celebrated the military and the heroism of American soldiers. Times have changed, so have the movies....
Civil Rights in Focus as Obama Closes in on Souter Successor
Tomorrow, it's back to work for the US Supreme Court with this session's most important cases still to be decided. It will be Justice David Souter's last opportunity to...