Director describes film as a 'mix tape' of the RNC The Republican National Convention in St. Paul drew national attention last September. Mainstream media carried images of delegates, protesters and police officers, but documentary director Chris Strouth focused on another angle of the RNC.5:50 p.m.
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Queen Rania: World Cannot Afford To Be Cynical
Jordan's Queen Rania is in Washington, D.C., with her husband, King Abdullah, to reinforce the message that time is running out for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She says the cynicism that plagues the peace process is one of its "greatest enemies."
Carved Success: Sam Maloof's Handmade Life
The legendary woodworker is known for his minimalist, handmade furniture. The son of immigrants from Lebanon, he has won a MacArthur "genius grant," and his work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
'Earth,' A Documentary As Big As All Outdoors
The documentary Earth may look familiar to Discovery Channel viewers. The film features spectacular footage from the TV series Planet Earth. Yet for a subject as immense as our planet, the big screen has some advantages.
Senate Report Stirs Torture Debate
A new Senate report offers the most detailed account so far of the military's use of harsh interrogation methods during the Bush administration. It examines how detainees were treated in Afghanistan, at Guantanamo and in Iraq.
Levin: Punishment Question Next In Torture Probe
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling for an independent panel to determine whether top officials who authorized the use of harsh interrogation tactics should be punished for doing so.
Taking A Look At Credit Card Trends
President Obama will meet Thursday with top executives from credit-card companies. The administration plans to crack down on unfair lending practices. Joan Goldwasser of Kiplinger Personal Finance offers insights about how credit-card companies operate.
A Eulogy For The Boombox
Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It's been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We've changed the way we listen to music — and to each other.
Clinton Meets Congress On Foreign Policy Aims
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefs Congress on U.S. foreign policy priorities. So far, the Obama administration is getting high marks for diplomatic outreach. But lawmakers are curious about priorities.
Obama's First 100 Days
As President Obama approaches 100 days in office, there are things to praise — and some shortcomings.
Operation Soar: Paragliding Police
Operation Soar is a pilot paragliding program for police officers in Palm Bay, Fla. Police Chief William Berger explains how officers will make use of the gliders.