January 7th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the changing role of the C.I.A. and Ellen Burstyn, on The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond. Then, coverage and analysis of President Obama's comments on a new White House report on Flight 253.
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January 7th Show

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The Official Word On Northwest Flight 253
This afternoon, the White House is scheduled to release a preliminary report on the attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253, at 3:00 p.m. ET. We'll carry the president's remarks.

What Happened? And What's Next?
Our award-winning national security team, including counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, will analyze the White House review and the President's new national security strategy.

Cloak And Dagger, And Drones
Last week, a double agent killed seven C.I.A. officers at an American base in Afghanistan. The attack has raised questions about security and the Agency's role there. How does the C.I.A. operate today? And how has it changed? We'll speak with Mark Mazzetti, of The New York Times, and Sam Faddis, a former C.I.A. operations officer.

'The Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond'
Actress Ellen Burstyn has an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. Now, she's appearing in Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond, based on a screenplay by Tennessee Williams that was never produced, which sat on a shelf for 50 years. Burstyn plays a classic, tragic Williams heroine. We'll talk to her about her career.