- Barton Gellman and Dafna Linzer
Two longtime national security reporters join Midmorning to talk about the controversy over the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial, the undecided fate of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the Obama administration's national security policy.9:06 a.m.
Barton Gellman: Contributing editor at large at Time magazine and a senior research fellow at NYU's Center on Law and Security. He is the author of the book "Angler."
Dafna Linzer: Senior reporter for ProPublica, an independent news organization that focuses on investigative journalism.
- Conversation with film industry insider
Show business mover Jerry Weintraub talks about how movies are made and deals brokered. He's the producer of iconic films like Nashville, and hits like the Stephen Soderburg's Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen.10:06 a.m.
Jerry Weintraub: Author with Rich Cohen of "When I Stop Talking You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories From a Persuasive Man."
- Newsmaker: One hundred years after Twain's death
A century later critics still consider Mark Twain as one of the greatest American humorist of his age. His classic novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was lauded for its stunning narrative and social criticism, yet is still banned from a number of libraries for its crude use of vernacular.10:45 a.m.
Shelley Fisher Fishkin: Professor of English at Stanford University. She is author of "The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on his Life and Work" (Library of America, 2010). She is also a producer of the adaptation of Twain's "Is He Dead?" which had its world debut on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in 2007, and was nominated for a Tony Award.
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