Show rundown for 6/14/2007

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Gaza in Crisis

Hamas has wrested control of most of the Gaza strip, and is focusing it's firepower today on Fatah's security and political command centers in Gaza City. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas could dissolve the the ruling coalition or declare a state of emergency today. We get the latest from Reuters correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi.

Khaled Hosseini

The author of "The Kite Runner," talks about his new book, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," which tells the story of the claustrophobic reduced lives of women in Kabul, trapped by society and a cycle of war.

Halberstam Memorial

This week, Robin Young attended the memorial service for Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Halberstam who was killed in a car accident at the end of April. She spoke with journalist Neil Sheehan and Halberstam's Vietnamese translator Cong about their memories of the famed writer.

From Pulitzer to Paris

Thrity five years to the day after taking the iconic photograph of a naked Vietnamese girl running from a napalm attack, AP photographer Nick Ut snaps a crying Paris Hilton. We talk with Ut about the coincidence.

Father and Son

Dennis Brennan is an accomplished roots-rock musician. His son Jake fronted a popular punk rock band. Producer Christopher Blagg spent some time with them to explore how this father-son relationship has been shaped by their mutual love of music and respect for each other.

This program aired on June 14, 2007.


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