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  Tom Kean on national security since 9/11

On the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, Need to Know host Alison Stewart talks with the Chair of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean, about where our country has come since 9/11 in terms of security and what remains to be done.

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  David Potorti on waging peace after 9/11

David Potorti, a founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, discusses his organization’s anti-war and anti-conflict efforts.

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  In Perspective: Where does 9/11 stand as a turning point in U.S. history?

A decade after one of the most tragic days in America’s history, Jon Meacham reflects on the legacy of September 11, 2001, and wonders how it will be remembered in the years to come.

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  Military families struggle with the war at home

The emotional impact of combat on those serving in the military is well recognized. But what about the military families left behind? We profile three families to see the sacrifices military spouses and children make every day.

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  Insurgency and famine in Doolow, Somalia

Women and children flee famine and an Islamic insurgency in southern Somalia, escaping to refugee camps already overflowing with the victims of the first famine of the 21st century.

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  Benjamin Skinner on the world of modern-day slavery

Alison Stewart interviews Benjamin Skinner, investigative journalist and author of “A Crime So Monstrous,” about his work exposing the world of modern day slavery and human trafficking.

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War is boring: A combat photographer’s story

In this personal story, Adam Ferguson gives us a candid account of what it’s like to be a combat photographer.

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  The revolution will not be firewalled: Gabriella Coleman on the ‘hacktivist’ underground

Alison Stewart sits down with author and anthropologist Gabriella Coleman to discuss the tricky and complicated world of hackers.

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  Carcel de mujeres: The women’s prison

VII photographer Franco Pagetti gives an intimate look at the daily lives of women living in a prison in Bogotá, Colombia.

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  The youth of Iran

VII photographer Ziyah Gafic traveled to Iran and talked to young Iranians about their lives, prospects for democracy and misconceptions the West has of their country.