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Following The 'Trail' Of King Assassin James Earl Ray.

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.

31:23

'Hellhound' Trails King Assassin James Earl Ray.

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.

05:11

Pushing Chinese Taboos in 'Lust, Caution'

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.

18:59

Mariane Pearl and 'A Mighty Heart'

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.

21:54

The Dangers of Journalism in Russia

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?"

53:05

Exploring the Case of Theo van Gogh's Murder

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.

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Journalist Mariane Pearl

She is the widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped then killed by militant Islamists in 2002. Before Daniel was abducted, the Pearls were both foreign correspondents, reporting from Pakistan. She has a new memoir.

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