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Even Despots Don't Live Forever

On The Radar

It was a bad year for the villains of the world. Three of the biggest bad guys met their ends: Osama bin Laden, killed by U.S. commandos who stormed his villa in Pakistan in May; Moammar Kadafi, killed by Libyan insurgents who captured him (with the help of a NATO airstrike) in October; and Kim Jong Il, the ruler of North Korea, who died Dec. 17, reportedly of a heart attack.
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PBS NewsHour: Arab Spring Update: Tunisia, Libya and Syria

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Part 1: Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring, held its first truly democratic vote this weekend. Their Libyan neighbors continued to celebrate the death of Moammar Gadhafi, though more questions about his death continue. Meanwhile, there was no end in sight to the uprising in Syria against President Bashar al Assad.

PBS NewsHour: Looking Back at Gadhafi's Brutal, Sometimes Bizarre 42-Year Reign

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Moammar Gadhafi, killed by rebel forces on Thursday, had been hunted by rebels since the Arab Spring began in Libya in February. Gwen Ifill reports on how the dictator came to power, his 42-year rule and his mostly contentious relationship with the U.S.

August 26, 2011

Weekly Show

Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, invaded Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s compound and he’s on the run. What will it take to establish a new government? Also, Rick Perry vaults to the lead for the GOP presidential nomination, and Ben Bernanke assesses the economy. Joining Gwen Ifill: Nancy Youssef, McClathy Newspapers; Doyle McManus, LA Times; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; & Jim Tankersley, National Journal.
 

On the Radar: August 30, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: August 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

March 25, 2011

Weekly Show

One week after the U.S. military began bombing Libya, NATO has agreed to take control over the no-fly-zone. But with Gadhafi still in charge and mixed signals on how to define success, the Obama administration is being criticized from all sides. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times, Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News and Gloria Borger, CNN.
 

Rocks and Hard Places

Gwen's Take

Why Governing Is So Hard

Every four years as I set off to cover another Presidential election cycle, I secretly ask myself: why do any of these people want to be President?

March 18, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama and the U.N. warn Moammar Gadhafi to stop military action against rebels or face consequences. Meanwhile, after the earthquake, tsunami and partial nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the U.S. reviews nuclear safety and a look at the global economic impact of the disaster.  Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Coral Davenport, National Journal; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
 

Mixed Signals

Gwen's Take

When to Send Them; How to Read Them

I was sitting behind the wheel on Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday afternoon in the kind of traffic clog that those of us who live in Washington, DC have become accustomed to. The clamor of sirens signaled that President Obama’s motorcade was about to pass. And until he – and about 14 other speeding vehicles carrying the Presidential entourage – sped by, the rest of us would not be going anywhere.