Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Ahmed Rashid about US envoy Richard Holbrooke's trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Holbrooke is in Kabul now, after a stop in Pakistan. The trip is Holbrooke's first as the Obama Administration's point man in the region.
Taller than the Statue of Liberty! February 12, 2009permalink
A giant white horse is to be Britain's newest work of public art. It's partly designed to welcome visitors to England. Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger isn't concerned about the aesthetic effect of a 50 meter (164 ft) high thoroughbred horse. "I don't have to worry about the aesthetics of this piece. Generations of horse breeders worked that out for me centuries ago." American horse whisperer Monty Roberts agrees: "this man is a genius...there's an incredible sense of balance and symmetry to the horse". Many art critics are won over too. As are the children at a school overlooking the site. The sculpture is intended to echo the various ancient white horses cut into chalk hillsides across southern England. "I just want people to go Wow!" says Wallinger.
Today on The World: US special envoy Richard Holbrooke arrives in Afghanistan; Also, Britain's painful experiences in Afghanistan and what that history says about the US challenge there today; And at long last a truce in the battle between Darwinism and the Church of England.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mt. Darwin in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. As The World's David Leveille reports, the mountain was named in honor of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1834 -- his 25th birthday.