Hear former Marine Captain Josh Rushing, music-comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, and linguist Geoff Nunberg, on this edition of Fresh Air.
Josh Rushing was the media liaison officer at Central Command (Centcom) in the early days of the Iraq war. His job was to represent the Marines to the worldwide media covering the war in Iraq, including the Arab TV network Al-Jazeera. He was featured in the documentary Control Room. After retiring from the Marines, he took a job as a correspondent with Al Jazeera International, reporting from Washington D.C. His new memoir is Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World.
Flight of the Conchords is the comedy duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. They hail from New Zealand and were named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. They now star in a new HBO series, Flight of the Conchords, which debuts Sunday, June 17th, at 10:30 ET. It's about two transplanted New Zealanders who live on New York City's Lower East Side.
Finally, Geoff Nunberg has some thoughts on the recent ruling by the Court of Appeals that the FCC could not fine the Fox network for indecency for broadcasting a "fleeting expletive" during an awards show. [Broadcast Date: June 14, 2007]