This Week's Agenda With Marcus Mabry and Jonathan Marcus

Monday, September 28, 2009

For this week's agenda we speak to Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times; and from London, Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC World Service. We look at Iran and what the international community's response will be to Tehran's test-firing short- and medium-range missiles, and the acknowledgment of a second nuclear enrichment plant. We also consider whether President Obama will follow requests from General McChrystal and Republicans about sending more troops to Afghanistan. And, China celebrates 60 years of communist rule.


[In one mention of this story this morning, we said that Roman Polanski was picked up on a "31-year-old charge," which a listener correctly pointed out was incomplete: Polanski was charged, tried, pleaded guilty, and fled the country before being sentenced. -Eds]

Guests:

Marcus Mabry and Jonathan Marcus

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [2]

adamehirsch

Thanks for the note; we've corrected in subsequent mentions this morning.

Sep. 28 2009 07:35 AM
LEE SMITH

When John gets it right, he's very, very right. When he gets it wrong, he's very, very wrong.

Case in point: ROMAN POLANSKI. John stated he was picked up in Switzerland on a charge of Statutory Rape like 31 years ago. Sorry, but RP had been charged 31 years ago and TRIED and CONVICTED and then skipped town before being sentenced. Quite a bit of a different story. He's an escaped felon!

Sep. 28 2009 06:33 AM

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