Sep 24 2004

Phyllis Bennis on Iraq war ‘illegal’?, Rory O’Connor on PBS going right

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When UN Secretary General Kofi Annan recently declared the US-led invasion of Iraq “illegal,” some of the most hostile reaction came from the press. “Outrageous,” says Lou Dobbs. “Reprehensible,” says the Chicago Tribune. But what about whether or not Annan’s statement was true? We’ll hear from Phyllis Bennis, of the Institute for Policy Studies.

And PBS is adding right wing programs to its lineup, using the rationale that liberal anchor Bill Moyers of the show Now with Bill Moyers needs to be balanced. Among the problems with that: Moyers is leaving the show soon. Who will then balance PBS latest additions-one show hosted by the Wall Street Journal’s arch conservative editorial page and another hosted by conservative CNN fixture Tucker Carlson? We’ll talk to journalist and public television producer Rory O’Connor of Globalvision.