Week In The NewsPlay
Crisis and the meltdown struggle in Japan. Libya’s rebels in trouble. The CIA’s man out of Pakistan. Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The whole world fixated on the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant this week, as Japan struggles to fend off a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. Rocked by earthquake, slammed by tsunami, now the Japanese fight for their lives – and maybe the lives of others.
At the UN, a bold move to throw a no-fly zone — and more -– over Libya, but is it too late for the anti-Qadaffi rebellion?
In Bahrain, Saudi troops pour in, in defense of the old order. In Washington, a budget battle and a House vote to gut federal funding for NPR.
This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times
Daniel Sloan, senior correspondent for Reuters based in Tokyo
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst
This program aired on March 18, 2011.