Mark Bowden On The Hunt For Bin Laden

Nov 15, 2012

One Sunday evening nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, President Obama spoke from the White House to tell the world that the United States had carried out an operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The work to locate bin Laden took years, and ultimately led to a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and author of "Black Hawk Down." He joins us to talk about "The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden," his insider account of the hunt for America’s most-wanted enemy.

Also this hour, we check in with Washington state Governor-elect Jay Inslee, writer and UW professor emeritus Carlos Gil shares his own "coming of country story" exploring the passage from immigrant to citizen, and Marcie Sillman speaks with Dance Theater of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson ahead of their Seattle performance.