The U.S. military has just concluded one of the largest bombing campaigns of the war southeast of Baghdad, dropping 40000 pounds of bombs in one area yesterday. At least 21 militants and nine U.S. soldiers were killed since "Operation Phantom Phoenix" began on Tuesday. We speak with Joshua Partlow, Washington Post correspondent in Baghdad.
MICHIGAN ECONOMY AND THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
We look first at the dire situation in Detroit, where activists say 17 percent of the housing stock is in foreclosure. They are hoping Michigan's governor declares a moratorium on all foreclosures. We speak with Jerry Goldberg, an attorney and an activist with "The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice." Also, Nolan Finley, editorial page editor at the Detroit News updates us on next week's Michigan primary.
Responding to a barrage of bad news, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday vowed to act decisively to shore up the economy. We discuss the problems and the policy options with Edmund L. Andrews, business reporter for The New York Times.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to stand atop the summit of Mount Everest, has died at age 88 We speak with mountaineer and author David Roberts, who interviewed Hillary in 2003 on the 50th anniversary of the ascent.
We revisit the conversation Robin Young had with legendary actor, Peter Fonda, who first came to fame in 1969's "Easy Rider." Fonda talks about his film "3:10 to Yuma" which has just come out on DVD.
This program aired on January 11, 2008.