Today's answer is Lebanon, where food industry leaders are trying to claim exclusive rights to falafel, hummus and other Middle Eastern delicacies as authentically Lebanese. The World's Aaron Schacter has the story.
In today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of a Middle Eastern city that is the home of the American University. Composer and pianist Waleed Howrani has recorded variations of the school's anthem.
Lebanon's government fell today. Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi is in the capital Beirut. He tells host Lisa Mullins what the collapse of the government means for Washington's policy in Mideast.
The Showtime drama Homeland follows a CIA agent hot on the trail of a suspected al Qaeda-like mole. The show recently picked up four Emmys, now, the show is making waves for something else: worst portrayal of Beirut, according to the Lebanese government.
Up until the 1990s, the CIA was happy to remain in the shadows, unconcerned with how it was, or wasn't portrayed in movies. But that's no longer true. Today, the CIA contributes and advises on certain films, in order to put its best foot forward -- and attract the best and brightest new hires.