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Democracy Now! (6 am) – November 1, 2005

Cheney Taps Torture Memo Author to Replace Scooter Libby

On Monday, Vice President Dick Cheney appointed his legal counsel, David
Addington, to be his new chief of staff following the resignation of Lewis
"Scooter" Libby. Addington once wrote the war on terrorism has rendered the
Geneva Conventions "obsolete." We speak with investigative reporter Murray
Waas and hear former Ambassador Joseph Wilson speak out on the outing of his
wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Julian Bond, Dorothy Height & Others Pay
Tribute to Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks

On Monday, thousands of mourners filled the Metropolitan AME church in
Washington for a memorial service for the late Rosa Parks, who died last
week at the age of 92. Over the past two days, more than 40,000 people filed
past her casket in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Monday where her body had lain
in honor. She was the first civilian and only second woman or
African-American to receive such an honor. Speakers at Monday’s memorial
included Oprah Winfrey, actress Cicely Tyson, NAACP chair Julian Bond, civil
rights pioneer Dorothy Height, Parks’ childhood friend Johnnie Carr, Del.
Eleanor Holmes Norton and NAACP President Bruce Gordon.

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