Show rundown for 8/8/2008

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Olympic Update

We'll get an update on the opening ceremonies with Shira Springer, sports reporter for the Boston Globe.

Opening Ceremonies

It may be the most expensive and the most watched spectacle in human history. With 15,000 performers who are highlighting everything from the Great Wall to China's space program, what is China saying to the world?


Defense Secretary Robert Gates is pushing a plan to boost the size of Afghanistan's army to help fight the resurgent Taliban. We speak to retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey who just returned from a trip to the country.

Lee Israel's Memoir of Her Life as a Forger

We speak to biographer Lee Israel, whose writing career was in a slump when she turned to forging letters and selling them to dealers. Her memoir is out, called Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This program aired on August 8, 2008.

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