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"Information is the ultimate weapon, " this program proclaims. Based in New York City, Guerrilla News Network (GNN) is an independent news organization with a mission to expose young people to important global news and information free from corporate filters, through programming on the Web and on TV. GNN's news videos are 5 to 10 minute documentaries combining high-impact images, commentary by media experts, scholars, and political leaders with music cuts by top recording artists like Peter Gabriel and the Beastie Boys. Ammo for the Info Warrior features nine of GNN's most compelling news videos - covering a range of stories, from the violent diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the PR industry's manipulation of public opinion to slam poetry about the business of hip-hop. The collection includes "Crack the CIA, " a controversial video examining CIA complicity in drug trafficking. This innovative educational tool introduces serious socio-political issues to a generation brought up on MTV and will serve as an ideal catalyst for discussion and debate, encouraging students to develop skills in critical thinking. Sections: The most dangerous game; The diamond life; S-11 redux; Crack the CIA; The war conspiracy; When the smoke clearz; John Stauber : democracy activist; Countdown; Robert Sterling : outlaw underground writer.
An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness
On this edition of Meet the Press: John Ashcroft discusses his position and plans as the new attorney general; John Edwards, Evan Bayh, George Allen, and Phil Gramm discuss their personal opinions about the Bush tax cuts.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Warren Christopher discusses the upcoming summit; Hedrick Smith and David Broder join as panelists; insights and analysis from James Fallows, Hedrick Smith, and David Broder.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Brent Scowcroft discusses the current state of U.S. foreign affairs as George H.W. Bush prepared to leave office; Zbigniew Brzezinski discusses U.S foreign affairs going forward; David Broder and Bob Novak join as panelists; insights and analysis from David Broder, Bob Novak, and Mara Liasson.
On this edition of Meet the Press: a special edition from New Orleans, five years after Hurricaine Katrina, with Senator Mary Landrieu, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Brad Pitt, Garland Robinette, Douglas Brinkley, and Wendell Pierce.
On this edition of Meet the Press: Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, executive director of the Major League Baseball Player's Association, Don Fehr discuss America's pastime; interviews with Hank Aaron, Pedro Martínez, and Yogi Berra.