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Truth on the Ground in a Time of War: A Conversation Between Foreign Correspondents

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Episode Summary
Two pre-eminent war correspondents offer a visceral understanding of America's overseas involvement-from the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the heat of the battle in Iraq, from Marine battalions in Ramadi to ordinary Iraqis whose voices have remained eerily silent.

Participant(s) Bio
Farnaz Fassihi is the senior Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, now based in Beirut, Lebanon. She joined the Journal in January 2003 and was immediately sent to Iraq. Her family is Iranian-American; she has degrees in English from Tehran University and in journalism from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Journal, she was a roving foreign correspondent for the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., and for the Providence Journal, RI.

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and, from 2003 to 2006, in Iraq. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has received a George Polk Award and two Overseas Press Club awards. In 2007-2008 he was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.