Alfred McCoy discusses the history of heroin trafficking within the context of American foreign policy.
British writer and journalist, Anthony Sampson discusses his book, "The Sovereign State of ITT". Mr Sampson converses with Studs about the book, the ITT(International Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation and the weakening of the authority of traditional national governments by the multinational corporations/conglomerates. Mr Sampson, speaks in-depth about Harold Geneen the President CEO of ITT, and his involvement in collusion with the GOP and Richard Nixon to avoid an anti-trust lawsuit with large campaign contributions.
Wilfred Burchett (an Australian journalist) discusses his journalism career. He was reporting conflicts in Asia (North Korea, Vietnam, China and Japan) and their Communist supporters. He speaks briefly about his experiences in Nazi Germany and concentration camps. Towards the end of the interview he talks about his interest in learning and reporting more about the new euro-communism (prominent in Italy, Spain and France).
Writer and activist Paul Cowan discusses the Peace Corps and his book "The Making of an UnAmerican", part 2
Eqbal Ahmad and Muhammad Yunus discuss the current state of East and West Pakistan with Studs Terkel. Topics of discussion include current food shortages, United States intervention in South and Southeast Asia, military rule in Pakistan, cultural differences between East and West Pakistan, and the human toll resulting from the military government, disease, and natural disasters. Includes an excerpt of a recording of Shanta Gandhi telling a story about an audience member’s response at the end of a play she performed during the Bengal Famine.(Wav ID: 1863201-3-1, 3-2, 3-3)
Discussing the book "Weakness and Deceit: U.S. Policy and El Salvador" (published by Times Books) with foreign correspondent and author Raymond Bonner.