New York Times columnist Nick Kristof does something a little different with his space on the Times op-ed page. In a country awash in easy punditry and rant, Nick Kristof gets up out of his chair in New York and goes into the world.
Kristof heads into places like brothels in Cambodia, a rape village in Pakistan, the desperate refugee camps of Darfur, into wretched scenes of suffering in the world's poorest nation. And then he brings that world home.
Kristof reports on that world like it's just around the block. And he waves it under the noses of the powerful — and under your nose, and mine — and says "What are you going to do about it?"
Hear a conversation with the crusading columnist Nick Kristof.
Nicholas Kristof, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times. His column appears weekly on Tuesday and Sunday.
This program aired on November 10, 2005.