Show rundown for 4/9/2004

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Japanese PM Keeps Troops in Iraq

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi vowed Friday to keep Japan's troops in the country despite tearful pleas from the families of the captives.

Moqtada Al Sadr

A political representative of Moqtada Al Sadr discusses the Iraqi cleric's goals and current status.

Iraq Insurgency: What Went Wrong

An analyst discusses preventative measures that could have been taken before the Iraq insurgency, and if those measures are realistic.

Mao's Last Dancer

A ballet dancer reflects back on his life...from peasant boy growing up during the Cultural Revolution to ballet star.

9/11 Commission Fact and Fiction

Fact and fiction during yesterday's testimony by Condoleezza Rice.

Letters 4/9/04

Listeners take up issues with Here and Now, and we mention the passing of Joseph Zimmermann, the inventor of the phone answering machine.

DVD Saves Film

Some films receive new life thanks to DVDs.

This program aired on April 9, 2004.


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