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Need to Know

Episode #146

WOUNDED IN WAR, SEVEN YEARS LATER - A group of injured soldiers reflect back on the day in Iraq that changed their lives forever, some for the worse, some for the better. On April 7th, 2004, the Renaud brothers were embedded with the US Army in Iraq. Their cameras were rolling as a rocket attack struck an American military base in Baghdad, killing four soldiers and severely wounding Wayne Irelan, Adam Zomont and Anthony Smith.

WOUNDED, SEVEN YEARS LATER - brings together these soldiers and tells the story of how those few seconds in Iraq changed their lives forever. Wayne is a true patriot who never complains, but has suffered as a result. Anthony endured 161 surgeries, lost an arm and most of his hip, but refuses to quit and has become an inspiration to many. This story brings together footage of the attack that wounded them, footage of their struggles with recovery, and finally brings the men together for the first time to discuss the lasting effects of that day in Iraq that changed their lives forever.

INTERVIEW: LEYMAH GBOWEE - Alison Stewart talks with Leymah Gbowee who spearheaded the women's peace movement in Liberia, which brought down the brutal government of President Charles Taylor. Gbowee has continued to push for reforms in her home country but also in other countries in West Africa.

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH - Correspondent Dr. Emily Senay takes a look at the difficult road to advancement in cancer treatment by examining three clinical trials for breast cancer. One is a revolutionary way to test new chemotherapy treatments; another explores whether freezing breast cancer tumors can one day replace surgery; and the third investigates whether scalp cooling can save the hair of patients who undergo chemotherapy.

INTERVIEW: ARNE DUNCAN - Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with Jon Meacham about the Obama administration's push to revise No Child Left Behind and his thoughts on how the U.S. can regain lost ground when it comes to educational excellence. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.

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