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December 10, 2009

Young And In Pakistan

Young And In Pakistan

At a time when suicide bombers seem particularly determined to create panic across Pakistan, Zeeshan Shafqat and Muhammad Usman are feeling the pressure. They are both freshmen at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. Their own school was hit with two bombs. More that at any time in their young lives, they are now living with uncertainty about school, jobs, family and their own safety. The two freshmen join Dick Gordon to talk about their lives, their country and their hopes for the future.

  • Read Zeeshan Shafquat's blog on the bombings


Surprising Dad

Robert McKee's dad was dying. He and his brothers knew this and decided to plan a trip to New York with him as a "living funeral." Robert's dad, Art McKee, had been a firefighter and once saved a 5-year-old girl from a burning synagogue. Robert tracked down the woman, who was now a mother of 11 kids. He surprised his dad with a special reunion that Robert says was the perfect celebration of his dad's life.

  • Read the NY Daily News news article
  • Visit Robert McKee's Web site to learn more about his father's trip to New York
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