Support the news

Week In The News46:26
Download

Play

Crisis and the meltdown struggle in Japan. Libya’s rebels in trouble. The CIA’s man out of Pakistan. Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Survivors of Friday's earthquake and tsunami walk with their belongings by the rubble in Kamaishi in northern Japan. (AP)
Survivors of Friday's earthquake and tsunami walk with their belongings by the rubble in Kamaishi in northern Japan. (AP)

The whole world fixated on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant this week, as Japan struggles to fend off a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. Rocked by earthquake, slammed by tsunami, now the Japanese fight for their lives – and maybe the lives of others.

At the UN, a bold move to throw a no-fly zone — and more -– over Libya, but is it too late for the anti-Qadaffi rebellion?

In Bahrain, Saudi troops pour in, in defense of the old order. In Washington, a budget battle and a House vote to gut federal funding for NPR.

This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times

Daniel Sloan, senior correspondent for Reuters based in Tokyo

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst

This program aired on March 18, 2011.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news