Stephen Smith: Executive editor and host, American RadioWorks: American Public Media's national documentary unit.
Smith and ARW have been awarded the duPont-Columbia University Gold and Silver Batons, regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting. Smith is the co-editor of three books, Say it Plain, A Century of Great African American Speeches, Say it Loud, Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity, and After the Fall, New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years That Followed.
Catherine Ellis: Consulting producer, American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. Co-author of "Say it Plain: A Century of Great African-American Speeches" and "Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity."
Why is it hard to get news from Iran and Syria? The BBC's World Have Your Say looks into the challenge of getting accurate and timely information from Iran, which puts many restrictions on its media and freedom of speech. The program also reports on the situation in Syria, where the military continues to press attacks on the city of Homs.12:00 p.m.