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What Really Happened to Daniel Pearl?

This afternoon at the National Press Club, the Center for Public Integrity officially released their report, nine years in the making, of what really happened to WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002.

CPI worked on The Pearl Project in conjunction with former WSJ reporter and Pearl’s colleague Asra Nomani (pictured), Georgetown University Journalism Director Barbara Feinman Todd, and more than 30 students. The project was funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Following an introduction from CPI director Bill Buzenberg, a pretty sweet three-course lunch was served: an asparagus and mushroom salad, chicken breast with couscous and vegetables, and a fruit tart.

After lunch, Todd and Nomani got down to business: They detailed their findings, identified the men involved in but never convicted of Pearl’s murder, and revealed that the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had actually carried out the murder.

Angelina Jolie never showed as was rumored (or did in disguise). Others attended: Bill Kovach, former Washington bureau chief for the New York Times and now the Chairman of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Advisory Committee, Connie Lawn, White House correspondent for USA Radio Network, and Mike Freedman, executive producer of the Kalb Report.

The Pearl Project’s full report, “The Truth Left Behind,”can be read here.

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson

ABC’s This Week: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with Liz Cheney, WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a panel with Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Fox News contributors NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas M. Menino and nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Broder, former The Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant, WGBH “Beat the Press” host Emily Rooney, “Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America” author Kurt Andersen

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Secretary of State/Treasury James Baker, VF‘s Christopher Hitchens, “Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy” author Fawaz Gerges, “Left in Dark Times” author Bernard-Henri Levy, “Standing Alone in Mecca” author Asra Nomani and Carnegie’s Minxin Pei

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, CBS’ Bill Plante, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and NPR’s Michele Norris

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, WaPo‘s David Broder, WSJ‘s David Wessel and NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and historian Robert Dallek

Will update as we learn them.

Morning Reading List, 12.18.08

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