- Lisa See sets latest novel in Mao's "Great Leap Forward"
Author Lisa See visits Minneapolis to talk about her new novel set in 1950's Communist China, "Dreams of Joy." It debuted at the top of the June 19 New York Times' best-seller list. Her book, "Snowflower and the Secret Fan" is a Hollywood movie coming out this summer. Her other best-sellers set in China include "Shanghai Girls" and "Peony in Love," all popular with book groups.11:00 a.m.
Lisa See: Best-selling author of novels Dreams of Joy, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls, Flower Net, The Interior and Dragon Bones. Memoir, On Gold Mountain. She lives in Los Angeles.
- Does freedom of the press extend to state secrets?
Where is the line between freedom of the press and protecting classified information? Midday presents an Intelligence Squared debate on the need for government secrecy and the public's right to know.12:00 p.m.
Michael Chertoff: Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. Currently Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and was a federal judge and federal prosecutor in the past.
Alan Dershowitz: Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He recently joined the legal defense team for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The author of "Finding, Framing, and Hanging Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and Freedom of Speech in an Age of Terrorism."
David Sanger: Chief Washington Correspondent of The New York Times and a part of the team of reporters and editors in The Times' WikiLeaks coverage. Recently wrote "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power."
Gabriel Schoenfeld: Author of "Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law," which questions whether the press should be prosecuted for revealing information that might endanger national defense.
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