Brian Lee

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Video: Just Ask Peter Sagal: How to survive the holidays

In this special Thanksgiving edition of “Just Ask,” Peter Sagal shares some tips on how to survive a holiday family gathering.

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Need to Know, November 19, 2010: International version

This version of Need to Know for the week of November 19, 2010 is for international viewers.

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Video: Steve Brodner on ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’

In Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show, we see rock-climbing, kayaking, dog-sledding. But is that all? Editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner sees more.

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Video: NATO prepares to transfer authority in Afghanistan

Need to Know analyzes the U.S. counterinsurgency effort in Afghanistan, following the Army’s 71st Cavalry Shadow Troop. And Jon Meacham talks with South Asian military expert Christine Fair.

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Video: Reza Aslan: Connecting East and West through literature

Alison Stewart speaks with religious scholar and author Reza Aslan about his new book, which chronicles the history of the modern Middle East through literature.

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Video: Need to Know, November 19, 2010

This week: Why is the USDA promoting cheese? Plus: part two of our report on Somali pirates, a visit with the 71st Cavalry in Afghanistan, a conversation with religious scholar Reza Aslan, and a Steve Brodner animated editorial.

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Oval of Power

“Oval Of Power,” the latest film by VII Magazine’s Christopher Morris, takes us into the Oval Office of the President of the United States.

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Need to Know, November 12, 2010: International version

This version of Need to Know for the week of November 12, 2010 is for international viewers.

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Audio: In India, a climate of power

President Obama reached an unusual clean energy agreement with India during his trip there last week. So what role does this emerging power play in the fight against climate change?