March 2, 2008

Broadcast Date: 
Mar 2 2008

Tim Russert hounds Obama about Farrakhan at the Democratic presidential debate; the Republican Jewish Coalition mails out anti-Muslim propaganda; plus Academy Award-winner The Counterfeiters

Episode segments
  • The Farrakhan factor
    National Politics, Electoral
    Ari Berman is a Nation contributing writer.
    Esther Kaplan

    During the latest Democratic debate, Tim Russert grilled Barack Obama about a second-hand connection to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and Hillary Clinton piles on

  • Republican Jewish Coalition smear ops
    National Politics, Christian Right, International Politics, Middle East, Jewish
    Jane Hunter is a co-founder of
    Esther Kaplan

    Last month, rabbis and other members of the Jewish community received a packet containing an anti-Muslim DVD, Obsession; a book by a leader of the Christian Zionist organization Christians United for Israel; and a cover letter by former Israeli ambassador Danny Ayalon. What exactly is the Republican Jewish Coalition up to with this mailing?

  • The Counterfeiters
    Film, Arts & Culture
    Jeffrey Shandler is an associate professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.
    Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark

    A critical discussion of The Counterfeiters, winner of this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film