Need to Know
SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS.
Need to Know's Hannah Yi travels to Pakistan to investigate the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas. Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair Shad, a Pakistan journalist who grew up in South Waziristan and is now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. The "American Voices" essay is by Khaled Hossein, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." His topic: growing up in Afghanistan before the war years. [26 minutes]
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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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