Show rundown for 8/26/2004

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Shiite Leader Calls for Weapons-Free Najaf

Shiite leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani returns and calls for Najaf to be declared a weapons free zone.

The Other Republican View on Gay Marriage

Vice President Dick Cheney is opposed to a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, but not all Republicans agree.

Protesters Gather in Brooklyn

Activists of all stripes gather in Brooklyn to prepare for next week's RNC.

Guantanamo Military Commissions Underway

We check in on the military commissions underway at Guantanamo Bay.

Swift Boat Vets Against Kerry

We hear from a Vietnam veteran about why he does not support John Kerry for President.

Vietnam and the Presidential Election

Tim O'Brien, author of "The Things They Carried" and historian Stanley Karnow reflect on why Vietnam's ghosts still wander the campaign trail in 2004.

This program aired on August 26, 2004.

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