In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama declared the Israeli-Palestinian peace process all but over, in the wake of pre-election comments by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he appeared to rule out endorsing a Palestinian state. Also, forces loyal to Yemen’s pro-American president fought to turn back advancing Shiite rebels, who seized two key towns before being forced to withdraw. Continue reading
In a New York Times op-ed, actress Angelina Jolie disclosed she had a preventative double mastectomy because she carries a greater genetic risk of developing breast cancer. Gwen Ifill talks with genetic counselor Beth Peshkin of Georgetown University and Dr. Kenneth Offit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York. Continue reading
I might as well quickly get out of the way the most obvious detail: Yes, Angelina Jolie is an attractive human being, this day exuding more seriousness of purpose than glamor. But I left thinking less about her than about the strange experience of interviewing her.
Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie sat down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” her directorial debut. Jolie admits the film, which takes an unflinching look at the mass rape and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, is “a hard movie to watch, but it is intentionally so.” Continue reading