Journalist HEIDI BLAKE talks about investigating 14 suspected assassinations in Britain of exiled Russian oligarchs, security officials and others, targeted by Putin because they were critical of the Kremlin. Her new book is 'From Russia with Blood.'
After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., the man who shot him, James Earl Ray, was able to evade the FBI during a two-month-long massive worldwide manhunt. Writer Hampton Sides traces the movements of both King and Ray in his book, Hellhound on His Trail.
This interview was originally broadcast on April 28, 2010.
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. For the next two months, the man who shot him, James Earl Ray, was able to evade the FBI during a massive worldwide manhunt. Writer Hampton Sides traces the movements of both King and Ray in his new book, Hellhound on His Trail.
Film critic John Powers reviews Lust, Caution, the new film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee. Set in 1942, during the Japanese occupation of China, the film tells the story of a resistance fighter who has an affair with a Chinese collaborator.
Journalist Mariane Pearl is the widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and then killed by militant Islamists in 2002. Before Daniel was abducted, both Pearls were foreign correspondents reporting from Pakistan. Daniel was working on a story when he disappeared; the new film A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie, is based on Mariane Pearl's memoir. This interview first aired on Oct. 1, 2003.
In this week's issue of The New Yorker, Michael Specter writes about the murders of 13 journalists in Russia that have taken place since Vladimir Putin took office in 1999. Specter's article is "Kremlin, Inc: Why are Vladimir Putin's opponents dying?"
Writer Ian Buruma's new book is about the 2004 death of a popular media personality at the hands of a Muslim radical. In writing Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Buruma found long-standing tensions between native-born Dutch and Muslim immigrants.