Patt Morrison for January 30, 2012

Remembering Daniel Pearl: his life and legacy

Daniel Pearl's childhood friend Daniel G

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Daniel Pearl's childhood friend Daniel Gill, 38, speaks to reporters after a memorial service for the slain reporter, next to a 1999 wedding photo of Pearl and his wife Mariane at Skirball center in Los Angeles 10 March 2002.

Ten years ago this month, millions became witnesses to the kidnapping and murder of the journalist Daniel Pearl at the hands of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an Al Qaeda operative also alleged to be behind the 9/11 attacks. Pearl had recently been named the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal; he was in Pakistan retracing the steps of the so-called “shoe bomber,” Richard Reid, when he was kidnapped. Pearl thought he was heading for an interview with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. On today’s show, Daniel’s father, Judea Pearl, join David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, to assess the life and legacy of the San Fernando Valley kid who became a symbol and an inspiration.

Guests:

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker

Judea Pearl, Daniel Pearl's father; president, the Daniel Pearl Foundation; co-editors, "I am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl"


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