Hear United Nations official Jan Egeland and actor Chris Cooper on this edition of Fresh Air.
Jan Egeland is the former United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and the former UN emergency relief chief. He's written a new memoir about his experiences negotiating with tyrants and murderers, and addressing the humanitarian crisis around the world: A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity.
Then, Chris Cooper, who won an Academy Award for his performance as John Laroche in the film Adaptation. His latest project is the film Married Life, about infidelity in a marriage set in the 1940s. Cooper's other films include Breach, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and Lone Star. [Broadcast Date: March 4, 2008]