Iraq Journal: As the UN Security council continues to fight the US resolution for an invasion of Iraq, Democracy Now s Jeremy Scahill interviews former Iraqi ambassador Abdul al-Hashemi; Michael Moore s Bowling for Columbine : The filmmaker and TV producer talks about gun violence and war in the U.S.
9:00-9:01 Billboard 9:01-9:06 Headlines 9:06-9:07 One-minute music break 9:07-9:12: A compromise over Iraq looks imminent in the deadlocked UN Security Council, with Washington about to offer a deal acceptable to council co-members France and Russia. The deal would enable arms inspectors to start work in Iraq next week backed with only an implicit threat of force, diplomats said. A likely US draft resolution would set in place a two-stage process, convening the Security Council before any military attack on Iraq. But if the new proposals were designed to win French and Russian backing, US Secretary of State Colin Powell again made it clear the United States was prepared to act without the council s approval if necessary. The United States is now operating behind the authority given to the president by a joint resolution of the Congress last week, he said in New York. Meanwhile the London think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, predicted in its annual Military Balance report that a US-led war on Iraq was now a probability within the next six months. Although it may be the eleventh hour in Baghdad the streets teem with humanity. Life goes on under the shadow of the sword. Democracy Now continues its series Iraq Journal, with cyber-reports from Baghdad by Jeremy Scahill and Jackie Soohen. Lower Third: Democracy Now! correspondent in Iraq Links: Iraq Journal: http://www.iraqjournal.org 9:11-9:20:Michael Moore, documentary filmmaker, television producer and author, produced his first feature-length documentary Roger and Me, in 1989. The film is a study of the devastating effect that the loss of the General Motors factory had on the citizens of Flint, Michigan. According to the LA Times, it remains the highest-grossing narrative documentary in the history of American film. His best-selling book Stupid White Men and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation , which was almost pulped by the publisher after September 11th, is in its 7th month on the New York Times best-seller list and is now in its unprecedented 31st printing. Bowling for Columbine is his latest film. In France, at the Cannes Film festival, it was the first documentary in competition in 46 years. The jury awarded it a special 55th anniversary prize. A limited release in Los Angeles and New York resulted in sold-out theaters last weekend on both coasts, and United Artists is now planning a 700-900 theater release nationwide. The film is being more broadly released around the country today. In-studio Guest: Michael Moore Lower Thirds: Filmmaker, Bowling For Columbine Author of Stupid White Men Links: Michael Moore: http://www.michaelmoore.com 9:20-9:21 One-Minute Music Break 9:21-9:40 Interview with Michael Moore continued with taped selections from his film Bowling for Columbine 9:40-9:41 One minute music break 9:41-9:58 Interview with Michael Moore cont d 9:58-9:59 Outro and Credits