A top Al Qaeda leader is captured in Afghanistan. The Secretary of State warns about military dictatorship in Iran. and a longtime Democratic senator announces his retirement. Daily headlines can highlight (and at times hide) the important political and social issues of the day. Broadcast veteran Marvin Kalb is back to help us explore “the long view” of today’s headlines.


  • Marvin Kalb Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus, The Kennedy School of Government and The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University
  • Haleh Esfandiari Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; author of "My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran"

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