'Iraq: The World Speaks'
NPR News and BBC Present Global Call-In Program on Iraq
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Feb. 15, 2003 -- As debate over the threat of U.S. military action against Iraq takes on a more urgent tone, NPR News joins with BBC World Service to present a live, two-hour, call-in program to discuss the issues surrounding Iraq. The joint production, Iraq: The World Speaks, is hosted by NPR's Neal Conan, host of NPR's Talk of the Nation, and Robin Lustig, host of the BBC's Talking Point.
Iraq: The World Speaks provided an opportunity for voices on all sides of the issue to be heard, in a town-hall format, allowing people around the world to share their questions, thoughts and opinions on one of the most important international crises since the 1991 Gulf War. NPR News correspondents Tom Gjelten in Washington, D.C., and Peter Kenyon in Amman, Jordan, and BBC correspondents Kim Ghattas in Baghdad, Iraq, and Stephen Sackur in Brussells, Belgium, assisted in answering questions from listeners.
The program aired Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1pm ET - 3pm ET on NPR stations, online at npr.org, on Sirius Radio's NPR Channel and via shortwave and satellite rebroadcasts on the BBC World Service and NPR Worldwide.