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What's it like to try to track down and interview Mexico's most notorious drug lord? A couple of years ago, before "El Chapo" Guzman's latest arrest, two filmmakers tried to find him. Their documentary, "Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty," airs tonight, courtesy of our partners at Frontline. It's timely, given El Chapo's escape from prison for the second time last week. Also, the nuclear deal with Iran has plenty of detractors in Washington, but that's nothing compared to how some of Iran's neighbors feel about it. Plus, a winner has been crowned in the annual French Scrabble competition. But quelle surprise — the winner's not French, or even a French speaker.
For the first time in decades, the American flag flew outside of a building in Havana, a Cuban flag flew outside a building in Washington, and just like that, two embassies re-opened. Also, for the first time in three weeks, banks opened in Greece. On the downside, new taxes went into effect, aimed at easing Greece's crushing debt. Plus, we'll hear from a Mexican American cartoonist on the (supposed) Twitter war between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee left four Marines dead, so we've asked veterans to tell us how they feel about our military coming under fire here at home. We're also spoken with Muslim Americans to hear how they feel about being in the spotlight again after another violent attack carried out by a Muslim. Plus, the debate over crime and undocumented immigrants continues. And we bring you a curious side of Spanish cuisine: canned seafood.
A Greek politician becomes a kind of hero for being efficient and straight-talking — while his nation teeters on the edge. Also, a Chinese human rights lawyer, who's living in exile in the US, is concerned about the latest crackdown on civil society in China. Plus, the defending champs of Major League Soccer have a new star on the roster — from Mexico.
Selling the Iran deal: That's President Obama's challenge in Washington, but it's not just skeptics in Congress and Israel that need to be convinced. Saudi Arabia has its concerns as well. Plus, an Iranian-American satirist gives us her take on how to find the "lighter" side to the serious question of what to do about Iran's nuclear program. Also, we hear from one survivor about forgiving the man infamously known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz."
It's an historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program. We'll get a wide range of reactions to the nuclear accord, including from two Iranian brothers — one in Tehran, the other in California. Both are excited about a possible warming of relations between the US and Iran. Plus, we hear reaction from Israel, where skepticism about the Iran deal is high and the prime minister is flat out opposed to the agreement. Also, South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. South Africans find him funny, but they wonder if his brand of humor might rub some Americans the wrong way.