“Only after covering it for years did I understand that the war on terror never really existed.” So says journalist Megan Stack in the prologue to Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: an Education in War. In that book, she chronicles her experience covering Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon for the Los Angeles Times and describes how in war countries around the globe that you can “survive and not survive, both at the same time.”
Then, The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the American ideal with a new exhibit of artist Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings and drawings. Senior curator Virginia Mecklenburg guides Bob through the exhibit Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. [Broadcast Date: July 19, 2010]
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