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Democracy Now! (6 am) – July 19, 2005

Seymour Hersh: Bush Authorized Covert Plan to Manipulate Iraqi Elections
Pulitzer
prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that President Bush
authorized covert plans last year to support the election campaigns
of Iraqi candidates and political parties with close ties to the White House.
Hersh cites unidentified former military and intelligence officials who said
the administration went ahead with the plan over congressional opposition.

The NOC Program: A Look at Valerie Plame’s "Nonofficial Cover" as
a CIA Operative

As pressure mounts for President Bush to fire senior adviser Karl
Rove for his role in the outing of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame,
we take a
look at her reported work as a "NOC" – "nonofficial cover".
We speak with investigative journalist Bob Dreyfuss, the first American reporter
to cover the CIA’s Non-Official Cover program.

Survivors of 1979 Greensboro Massacre Testify Before Truth and Reconciliation
Commission

We look back at the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, when forty Ku Klux Klansmen
and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro,
North Carolina. Five people were killed. No one was convicted. We speak with
Paul Bermanzohn, a survivor of the massacre who testified before a Truth
and Reconciliation Commission almost 26 years after the massacre.

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