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Remembering Samantha Smith

25 years ago today, Samantha Smith died with her father in a plane crash. When she was 10, Samantha made international headlines when she wrote to Yuri Andropov and he wrote back. Anchor Marco Werman recalls the story with the BBC's Lina Rosovskaya.


Eliza Griswold examines Sudan in Tenth Parallel'

Sudan is of special interest to Eliza Griswold. She's just written a book called �The Tenth Parallel � Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam� and the book runs right through Sudan. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Griswold.

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Claire Messud's Road to Beirut

Novelist Claire Messud talks with Marco Werman about a trip she took to Beirut in 2010. Messud had always wanted to visit the city, because her father had spent some of his childhood there but in 2010, her father was very ill in a hospice in Connecticut.