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The Plamegate Indictments: We’ll have analysis from JOHN NICHOLS, Washington correspondent for The Nation. He says the issue is not simply outing a CIA agent, or lying to the special prosecutor — the issue is lying to the American people about the reasons for going to war. John writes “The Online Beat” at www.TheNation.com — and his new book is The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Powerful Vice President in American History — it’s out now in paperback from the New Press.
ALSO: ROSA PARKS died Monday at 92 — her refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama in 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and propelled Martin Luther King to leadership of the Civil Rights movement. HERBERT KOHL says the history books are wrong in describing her as a modest seamstress too tired to move that day; instead she was an experienced activist, a local NAACP official, and a community leader. Kohl’s new book is She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Well have comment from Princeton historian SEAN WILENTZ and well listen to SEAN PENN reading from the book — it’s out now in paperback. (Archives edition, originally broadcast March 23, 2005)