March 31, 2003 NPR's Robert Smith reports on the controversy surrounding correspondent Peter Arnett's interview with Iraqi television. Arnett is a veteran journalist whose reporting of the 1991 Gulf War drew widespread attention. He was fired by NBC News today, which said it was wrong for him to give an interview to state-run Iraqi Television.
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March 26, 2003 NPR's Robert Smith looks at how preliminary reports of an uprising by Iraqi citizens in Basra yesterday quickly grew to a prominent position in the news coverage of the war despite a lack of details to back up those reports.
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March 24, 2003 American television networks are beginning to show small portions of the interviews with American prisoners of war held in Iraq. The full video aired around the world yesterday but not in the United States. The American networks decided the footage was too disturbing and gruesome to show here. NPR's Robert Smith reports on the journalistic debate over what to show and when.
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March 23, 2003 NPR's Robert Smith reports on the anti and pro-war demonstrations that occurred today in New York City.
March 23, 2003 Anti-war activists around the country take to the streets Saturday, shouting their opposition to the war on Iraq. Others show up to voice support for U.S. policies. In New York City, war protesters march down Broadway, with crowds stretching more than 30 blocks. Large protests are also held in Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. Hear NPR's Robert Smith.
March 22, 2003 A massive anti-war protest takes place in New York, and peace marches still are underway on the West Coast. NPR's Robert Smith in New York reports the rally there is the largest in the nation. He says it stretched 30 blocks just south of Times Square into Greenwich Village, 1.5 miles. Police estimate about 100,000 people demonstrated and organizers claim it was more like 250,000. Smith reports it was a peaceful event.
March 22, 2003 NPR's Lynn Neary is joined by NPR's Robert Smith, who reports that in New York, thousands of people converged in Herald Square in Midtown. They were angry -- but peaceful. They marched down Broadway. At one point, the procession was 1-1/2 miles long.
March 22, 2003 Protesters in New York City march down Broadway in a peaceful antiwar demonstration. NPR's Neal Conan talks to NPR's Robert Smith.
March 22, 2003 As bombs fall in Iraq, a peace march down Broadway draws a major crowd. The anti-war movement shifts its emphasis from U.N. diplomacy to halting further bloodshed. "We decided we had to keep turning out," says a mother who brought her two small children to the march. "After the first blush of war is over, I think we'll see more people turn out." Hear NPR's Neal Conan and NPR's Robert Smith.
March 19, 2003 Military planes stand by to patrol the skies over New York City, should war with Iraq begin. The city also re-assigns 1,000 police officers to its counter-terrorism effort, called "Operation Atlas." NPR's Robert Smith reports.
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March 2, 2003 In the United States, peace groups mobilize forces for massive protests in anticipation of a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq. Anti-war organizations in major cities say they have detailed logistical plans to take to the streets and shut down traffic on the day of any invasion. NPR's Robert Smith reports.
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January 17, 2003 Western states are at the top of the list for hunger. The loss of traditional jobs, high cost of living and remoteness of many rural communities all are part of the reason. NPR's Robert Smith reports.
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January 3, 2003 The home-improvement chains Home Depot and Lowe's seek to fulfill promises to environmentalists to protect and sustain supplies of the lumber they sell. The business rivals are tracking the lumber to its source, seeking to reduce the impact on endangered forests. NPR's Robert Smith reports.
January 1, 2003 The number of people who hunt wildlife is falling, as more people choose to take pictures of animals. However, it's hunting and fishing licenses that pay for wildlife management. NPR's Robert Smith explains states will have to change how they manage public lands.
November 27, 2002 The "large white" breed of turkey has ruled the commercial market for so long that other regional breeds are dying out. Dedicated foodies try to bring back the "bourbon red," the "American bronze" and other rare breeds. NPR's Robert Smith reports.
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