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Inside Obama’s presidency

Watch Inside Obama’s Presidency on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

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Drone strikes in Pakistan

Reporting from Pakistan, Need to Know investigates the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas.

Interview with Pir Zubair Shah

Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair Shah, a Pakistani journalist who grew up in South Waziristan and is now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

American Voices: Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Sun” talks about growing up in Afghanistan before the war years.

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