America Abroad: Battleground Lebanon

Sat, 09/06/2008 - 3:00pm
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Host Deborah Amos.

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Following six months without a president, the situation in Lebanon is shaky at best. Lebanon is located at the crossroads of East and West. Its highly sectarian population has endured decades of infighting, and it often serves as the battleground for wider conflicts in the Middle East. America Abroad: Battleground Lebanon airs Saturday, September 6 at 3 p.m. on AM 1370 and WXXI-FM HD 91.5-2.

In Battleground Lebanon, hosts Ray Suarez and Deborah Amos explore the roots of Lebanon's instability and look back to the 1980s at America's failed attempt to bring peace to the beleaguered nation. The program also investigates the growing political influence of Hezbollah and travels to Syria to explore the role of foreign powers in Lebanon's chronic volatility.

Hosted by a team of prominent news broadcasters that includes Ray Suarez, Marvin Kalb, Steve Roberts, Garrick Utley, and Margaret Warner, America Abroad examines key issues in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.