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Pulitzer Winner Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower'

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Pulitzer Winner Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower'

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Pulitzer Winner Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower'

Pulitzer Winner Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower'

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Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker, yesterday won a Pulitzer Prize in the general-nonfiction category for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaida and the Road to 9/11. The book is based on more than 500 interviews, some with friends and relatives of Osama bin Laden; it examines the circumstances that led to the formation of al-Qaida. Rebroadcast from August 15, 2006.